Search results for "Bette Davis"


A Stolen Life (1946) RT Audience 77%

A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Dane Clark  •  Walter Brennan

All About Eve (1950) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1999

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Anne Baxter  •  George Sanders  •  Celeste Holm

Burnt Offerings (1976) RT 33% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Karen Black  •  Oliver Reed  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Bette Davis

Dark Victory (1939) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor. After surgery she falls in love with Steele. The doctor tells her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Jezebel (1938) RT 94% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 1997

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Henry Fonda  •  George Brent  •  Margaret Lindsay

Marked Woman (1937) RT 100% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2006

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell

Now, Voyager (1942)

A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Paul Henreid  •  Claude Rains  •  Gladys Cooper

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Hope Lange  •  Peter Falk

Return from Witch Mountain (1978) RT 44% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Mar 2009

In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Christopher Lee  •  Kim Richards  •  Ike Eisenmann




Satan Met a Lady (1936) RT Audience 20%

DVD release: Feb 1991

In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Warren William  •  Alison Skipworth  •  Arthur Treacher

The Letter (1940) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2005

After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Herbert Marshall  •  James Stephenson  •  Frieda Inescort

The Petrified Forest (1936) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A drifter, a waitress and a notorious gangster cross paths in the Petrified Forest region of Arizona. Alan, a destitute writer, goes into the diner where Gabrielle works. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Bette Davis  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Dick Foran

The Virgin Queen (1955) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

The Watcher in the Woods (1980) RT 43% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Apr 2002

No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Lynn-Holly Johnson  •  Kyle Richards  •  Carroll Baker

The Whales of August (1987) RT 63% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2003

The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Lillian Gish  •  Vincent Price  •  Ann Sothern

Watch on the Rhine (1943) RT 80% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Kurt Müller, his American-born wife Sara, and their three children, having lived in Germany for years, visit Sara's mother's house in Washington, DC. Kurt secretly works for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Herman Shumlin
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Paul Lukas  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  George Coulouris

Waterloo Bridge (1931) RT Audience 73%

In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Whale
CAST:  Mae Clarke  •  Douglass Montgomery  •  Doris Lloyd  •  Frederick Kerr

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Joan Crawford  •  Victor Buono  •  Wesley Addy

Wicked Stepmother (1989) RT Audience 16%

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Colleen Camp  •  Lionel Stander