There Are Certain Things One Just Doesn't Do! But I Did
Writer Kit Marlowe (Bette Davis) possesses one thing all her own: literary acclaim. But the rest of her life is lived second-hand. Her melodramatic best friend Millie (Miriam Hopkins), who pens trashy potboilers, has the husband Kit loves and child Kit yearns to call her own. Yet through 20 years of friendship, Kit keeps her claws sheathed as volatile Millie smashed crockery and has the vapors. Then Kit meets an exciting new man, Millie throws a tantrum - and the claws finally come out.
Often hilarious and always moving. Old Acquaintance (remade as 1981's Rich and Famous) is the delicious tale of two lifetimes. Davis and Hopkins are simply magnificent as they love, blame, battle and forgive their way through a dead-on depiction of what we all gain - and lose- in a lasting friendship.