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Dark Victory (20-Apr-1939)

Director: Edmund Goulding

Writer: Casey Robinson

From a play: Dark Victory by George Emerson Brewer, Jr.and Bertram Bloch

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Terminal Illness

After Judith Treherne, affluent 23-year-old Long Island socialite, crashes her horse, it is readily apparent she has a serious medical problem. Her physician, Dr. Frederick Steele, removes a brain tumor, but keeps away from her the fact she has only six months to live. Bette Davis considered this her most personal role; she gives an exceptional performance. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Original Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Humphrey Bogart
25-Dec-1899 14-Jan-1957 Casablanca
George Brent
15-Mar-1899 26-May-1979 The Great Lie
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Geraldine Fitzgerald
24-Nov-1913 17-Jul-2005 Wuthering Heights
Ronald Reagan
Head of State
6-Feb-1911 5-Jun-2004 40th US President, 1981-89
Henry Travers
5-Mar-1874 18-Oct-1965 It's a Wonderful Life
Cora Witherspoon
5-Jan-1890 17-Nov-1957 The Bank Dick


Bette Davis   ...   Judith Traherne
George Brent   ...   Dr. Frederick Steele
Humphrey Bogart   ...   Michael O'Leary
Geraldine Fitzgerald   ...   Ann King
Ronald Reagan   ...   Alec
Henry Travers   ...   Dr. Parsons
Cora Witherspoon   ...   Carrie
Dorothy Peterson   ...   Miss Wainwright
Virginia Brissac   ...   Martha
Charles Richman   ...   Col. Mantle
Herbert Rawlinson   ...   Dr. Carter
Leonard Mudie   ...   Dr. Driscoll
Fay Helm   ...   Miss Dodd
Lottie Williams   ...   Lucy


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