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5.0 out of 5 stars Great To See A Volume 3, 26 July 2008
This review is from: Bette Davis 100th Birthday Box Set [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
This set contains six movies, where the previous volumes had only five or four. Even so far into Bette Davis' work, there are still rich pickings and real gems to be found:-

Old Maid (1939) - Bette's first pairing with real life enemy Miriam Hopkins. Their mutual dislike brought fire and energy to their performances. Some of those scenes really spark.

All This And Heaven Too (1940) - This is Bette being good. A period tale of unrequited love. I wish she had done more films with Charles Boyer.

In This Our Life (1942) - This is Bette being bad. She wreaks havoc in the lives of those around her. Lifetime friend Olivia de Havilland plays her good sister.

The Great Lie (1941) - Mary Astor graciously gave much credit to Bette when she won her supporting role Oscar. They all drink so many juleps, I don't know how any of them could stand up!

Deception (1946) - Bette's juggernaut was running out of steam by 1946. This is highly watchable, but not as good as most of her early 40s movies.

Watch On The Rhine (1943) - Not really a Bette Davis vehicle, more of a wartime propoganda jobbie that studies American attitudes during the early years of the war in Europe. Bette takes a good part, but does not seem to get much screen time.

All in all a very good set of movies from a Hollywood legend. Nobody else could be this good by Volume 3.
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2009 12:35:05 BDT
It was useful because it was the only way I was able to find out which films were actually in the compilation (see Mr Gordon's critical comment opn these lines)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2009 16:24:17 BDT
Thank-you Steve. I'm glad the review was of some use to you.

Posted on 14 Nov 2009 11:22:06 GMT
Many thanks for actually listing the contents of this box set, able to see that does not contain 'The corn is green' which is what I really wanted and this box set was listed when I typed in for 'The corn is green'

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2010 15:03:55 GMT
christine says:
Good review. Are there any subtitles (English, German or other languages)?

Posted on 16 May 2010 23:13:43 BDT
Very helpful as the item displayed does not give list of films contained.

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 13:09:56 BDT
Film Idiot says:
there is a product description actually

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2013 16:28:47 GMT
LizzieVF says:
Exactly what I had to do to find out which films were included in the set. Thank you Bishbaby
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