SYNOPSIS: "She's such a sour old maid, who hates me because I'm young and attractive and in love!" Headstrong, beautiful Tina has nothing but disdain for her Aunt Charlotte. What could she know of a young girl's heart? A great deal, in fact. For unloved, unlovable Aunt Charlotte is really Tina's mother, whos romance with a Civil War soldier who didn't return resulted in Tina's birth and a lifetime of maternal sacrifice.
As Charlotee, Bette Davis gives one of her most nuanced performances aging from wide-eyed girl to grey-haired martinet. Miriam Hopkins provides effective counterbalance with her portrayal of Charlotte's effusive cousin who raises Tina. Two women, one child - and a brilliant example of melodrama as art.
ABOUT THE DVD: This is a release by WARNER HOME VIDEO for the UK market (Region 2 PAL format - which will play on all standard DVD players in the UK and the rest of Europe - buyers outside of Europe will need a multi-region player in order to play this DVD). The film is presented in its original BLACK & WHITE and FULL SCREEN (4:3 ratio) and runs for a total of 91 minutes. The AUDIO is the original ENGLISH language (there are also German and Spanish dubbed soundtracks on the disc) - SUBTITLES on the DVD are in English, German or Spanish - SPECIAL FEATURES on the disc include vintage newsreel, classic cartoons and film shorts (all from the year of the film's releae 1939), as well as the film's original theatrical trailer along with that of 'Confessions Of A Nazi Spy' from the same year.