Bette Davis: Hollywood Rebel

Dark Victory

An unashamedly melodramatic tear jerker, starring Bette Davis and George Brent.

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USA 1939
Dir Edmund Goulding
With Bette Davis, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogar
104min
Digital
Certificate PG

A Long Island socialite (Davis) who lives life to the full is unaware of an unwelcome medical diagnosis while becoming close to the doctor (Brent) who is treating her. This unashamedly melodramatic tear jerker sees Davis brilliantly navigating a role that requires multiple layers and a commitment to the genre, and it saw her rewarded with another Oscar® nomination, securing her status as one of Hollywood’s leading talents.