Greatest Classic Films: Bette Davis
A mother-dominated ugly duckling turned swan discovers independence - and love. Grab the moon, the stars and a shining Bette Davis in one of Hollywood's most tender and touching screen romances.
"Davis is enchanted and enchanting," The New York Times' Frank S. Nugent wrote, in her signature role as a spoiled society girl facing terminal illness - and a last chance to give her life meaning.
Davis and Miriam Hopkins's friendship is a 20-year balancing act of handholding, backstabbing and femme fireworks. "Splendid battle of the wild cats, with two stars fighting their way through a plush production" (Halliwell's Film Guide).
As a manipulative New Orleans belle, Davis sows a tempest and reaps a whirlwind in a fiery antebellum classic, winning an Oscar for her work. Henry Fonda and George Brent co-star; William Wyler directs.