Search results for "Bette Davis"


The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) RT 80% / Audience 81%

DVD release: May 2006

Lecturer Sheridan Whiteside slips on the ice on his way into the home of a prominent Ohio family. The Dr. says Whiteside must remain confined having broken his leg. He begins ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Ann Sheridan  •  Monty Woolley  •  Richard Travis

Special Agent (1935) RT Audience 17%

Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Ricardo Cortez  •  Jack La Rue

The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Jun 2010

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Ian Hunter  •  Colin Clive  •  Alison Skipworth

Fashions of 1934 (1934) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Powell  •  Bette Davis  •  Frank McHugh  •  Hugh Herbert

The Big Shakedown (1934) RT Audience 14%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Former bootlegger Nick Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate drugs. The money makes it possible for Jimmy to marry Norma Frank, a pharmacy ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Francis Dillon
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Ricardo Cortez  •  Glenda Farrell  •  Allen Jenkins

Connecting Rooms (1970)

Connecting Rooms is a 1970 British drama film written and directed by Franklin Gollings. The screenplay is based on the play The Cellist by Marion Hart. The plot explores the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Franklin Gollings
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Alexis Kanner  •  Kay Walsh

The Scientific Cardplayer (1972)

An aging American millionairess journeys to Rome each year with her chauffeur George to play the card game scopone with destitute Peppino and his wife Antonia.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Luigi Comencini
CAST:  Alberto Sordi  •  Silvana Mangano  •  Bette Davis  •  Joseph Cotten

Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

DVD release: Oct 1992

Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Lewis Stone  •  Pat O'Brien  •  Glenda Farrell

Ex-Lady (1933) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Oct 1992

Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Gene Raymond  •  Frank McHugh  •  Monroe Owsley

Hell's House (1932) RT Audience 26%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A teenager (Junior Durkin) lands in a brutal reform school for refusing to squeal on his bootlegger boss (Pat O'Brien).  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Howard Higgin
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Pat O'Brien  •  Junior Durkin  •  Frank Coghlan Jr.




Front Page Woman (1935) RT 80% / Audience 25%

Ace reporter Curt Devlin and fellow reporter Ellen Garfield love one another, but Curt believes women are "bum newspapermen". When a murder investigation ensues, the two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Roscoe Karns  •  Winifred Shaw

The Working Man (1933) RT Audience 50%

A successful shoe manufacturer named John Reeves goes on vacation and meets the grown children of his recently-deceased and much-respected competitor, who are on the verge of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Adolfi
CAST:  George Arliss  •  Bette Davis  •  Theodore Newton  •  Hardie Albright

Madame Sin (1972) RT Audience 11%

DVD release: Jan 2014

A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Robert Wagner  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Gordon Jackson

The Empty Canvas (1963)

An aspiring young artist breaks from his wealthy, possessive mother to live a bohemian existence in the artist's section of Rome and falls in love with a beautiful model who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Damiano Damiani
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Horst Buchholz  •  Catherine Spaak  •  Luigi Giuliani

Bunny O'Hare (1971) RT Audience 33%

Bette Davis handles the title role in this highly offbeat crime comedy about two aging hippies who elect to rob a bank to restore Bunny O'Hare's financial affairs after she's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gerd Oswald
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Jack Cassidy  •  Joan Delaney

Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Four strangers board a plane and become fast friends, but a catastrophic crash leaves only one survivor. He then sets off on a journey to discover who these people were, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Gary Merrill  •  Shelley Winters  •  Michael Rennie  •  Keenan Wynn

Storm Center (1956) RT Audience 35%

Politicians go after a small-town librarian when she refuses to ban a book. She's quickly labeled a Communist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Daniel Taradash
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Brian Keith  •  Kim Hunter  •  Paul Kelly

June Bride (1948) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 1992

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bretaigne Windust
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Robert Montgomery  •  Fay Bainter  •  Betty Lynn

Winter Meeting (1948) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Oct 1992

A repressed poetess and an embittered war hero help each other cope with their problems.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bretaigne Windust
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Janis Paige  •  Jim Davis  •  John Hoyt

It's Love I'm After (1937) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2009

An infatuated debutante renews a Shakespearean actor's running feud with his leading lady.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Bette Davis  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Eric Blore