The Great Lie
First screened in May 2014
Director: Edmund Goulding. Cast: Bette Davis, Mary Astor, George Brent, Hattie McDaniel, Lucile Watson, Grant Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks, Thurston Hall. Screenplay: Lenore J. Coffee (based on the novel by Polan Banks).

Twitter Capsule: Involving Davis-Astor duet as two women negotiating what a man means, what a child means, what their lives are about.

VOR:   Not too distinguished stylistically, and for what it's worth, my memories haven't stuck all that well. But since comparative studies of female self-reflection are so rare...

Photo © 1941 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Astor

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