Dark Victory (1939)
Front Cover Actor
Bette Davis Judith Traherne
George Brent Dr. Frederick Steele
Humphrey Bogart Michael O'Leary
Geraldine Fitzgerald Ann King
Ronald Reagan Alec Hamm
Henry Travers Dr. Parsons
Cora Witherspoon Carrie
Dorothy Peterson Miss Wainwright
Virginia Brissac Martha, housekeeper
Charles Richman Col. Mantle
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Edmund Goulding
Producer David Lewis; Hal B. Wallis
Writer George Emerson Brewer Jr.; Bertram Bloch
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 44 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Critic Pauline Kael called this shamelessly enjoyable, vintage Bette Davis weepie a "kitsch classic," and time hasn't diminished its ability to give the tear ducts a good flushing. Davis plays a swinging socialite, living the fast life of booze, smokes, and--with the help of Humphrey Bogart as her Irish stableman--raising thoroughbred horses. When a brain tumor starts giving her headaches and eroding her vision, she falls in love with her surgeon (George Brent), who grows more determined than ever to cure her. Davis gives one of her most vibrant performances, and her costars also include Ronald Reagan and Geraldine Fitzgerald. The film received Oscar nominations for best picture, best actress, and for Max Steiner's score. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1368
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 012569502925
Release Date 9/19/00
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White