Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1

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Overview

William Wyler's dark and poisonous melodrama, based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel, features Bette Davis in one of her nastiest roles. The story begins in the shimmering moonlight on a tropical Malayan rubber plantation. Shots ring out and a wounded man, Geoffrey Hammond David Newell staggers from a bungalow as Leslie Crosbie Bette Davis coldly follows him, pumping the remaining bullets into his body. She later tells her husband Robert Herbert Marshall that she shot Geoffrey, a mutual friend, because he was ...
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Overview

William Wyler's dark and poisonous melodrama, based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel, features Bette Davis in one of her nastiest roles. The story begins in the shimmering moonlight on a tropical Malayan rubber plantation. Shots ring out and a wounded man, Geoffrey Hammond David Newell staggers from a bungalow as Leslie Crosbie Bette Davis coldly follows him, pumping the remaining bullets into his body. She later tells her husband Robert Herbert Marshall that she shot Geoffrey, a mutual friend, because he was drunk and tried to take advantage of her. Robert, who owns the plantation, believes her story and hires high-powered lawyer Howard Joyce James Stephenson to defend her. But then a letter surfaces in which it is revealed that Leslie had invited Geoffrey to the plantation on the night of his murder. When Howard confronts her with the letter, Leslie admits writing it and implies that she and Geoffrey were lovers. Howard, nevertheless, agrees to continue defending her; he explains to Leslie, "I won't tell you what I personally thought when I read the letter. It's the duty of counsel to defend his client, not to convict her even in his own mind. I don't want you to tell me anything but what is needed to save your neck." Meanwhile, the letter becomes the object of a $10,000 blackmail scheme from Geoffrey's widow Gale Sondergaard.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Expert commentaries; Featurettes; Radio shows
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • UPC: 883929011858
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Slip Sleeve / Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 9:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,231

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Mr. Skeffington
1. Credits [:59]
2. Suitors Three [4:53]
3. Trippy's Little Killing [2:57]
4. Mr. Skeffington [5:19]
5. Letting It Ride [5:22]
6. No Flowers [5:06]
7. Office Visit [4:11]
8. Onrush of War [2:28]
9. Unknown Admirer [3:51]
10. Newlyweds [6:14]
11. Trippy's Outburst [3:54]
12. Despising Mrs. Skeffington [3:19]
13. Patient Men [3:49]
14. Face in the Newsreel [2:29]
15. Pregnant and Fearful [5:24]
16. Young Fanny [3:31]
17. Tragic News [5:07]
18. MacMahon's Lady [5:01]
19. Gin Joint Encounter [3:25]
20. Divorce [2:57]
21. Our Daughter [4:17]
22. Hard to Explain [5:07]
23. Through the Years [3:30]
24. Home From Abroad [3:26]
25. Diphtheria Strikes [3:26]
26. Staring Eyes [5:51]
27. Breakfast Company [2:57]
28. Doctor's Advice [4:34]
29. Gathering of Old Friends [3:25]
30. Faces of Change [3:21]
31. Hollow Enshrinement [2:27]
32. Falling Out With Edward [5:54]
33. Goodbye, Mother [4:07]
34. All Alone [2:34]
35. Her Last Chance [5:06]
36. Beautiful and Loved [5:32]
Disc #2 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Dark Victory
1. Credits [:47]
2. Rude Awakening [3:07]
3. Riding Accident [3:28]
4. More Than a Headache [2:27]
5. Appeal to Dr. Steele [4:42]
6. "I'm Absolutely Well" [6:25]
7. The Exam [5:02]
8. "We've Got to Operate" [2:41]
9. Fairview Hospital [4:13]
10. Long-Term Outlook [2:46]
11. Life of the Party [4:55]
12. Telling Ann [5:07]
13. In Love [3:15]
14. Doctor's Dilemma [3:27]
15. Suspicion [2:57]
16. Prognosis Negative [4:07]
17. Humoring the Patient [2:57]
18. Give Me Time for Tenderness [2:58]
19. Judy Rides Again [4:32]
20. Kindred Spirits [5:49]
21. Forever Judy [6:06]
22. Nothing and Everything [3:53]
23. Darker by the Minute [3:43]
24. Blind Devotion [5:43]
25. Dark Victory [2:28]
26. Hyacinths [2:57]
27. Perchance to Dream [2:36]
28. Cast List [:37]
Disc #3 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: The Letter
1. Credits [:59]
2. Gunshots in the Night [4:16]
3. Leslie's Version [5:44]
4. Reeanacting the Crime [4:52]
5. Charge of Murder [2:52]
6. Mysterious Visitor [5:47]
7. The Letter [6:07]
8. To Save Your Neck [7:48]
9. Lawyer's Duty [3:56]
10. Money and Two Conditions [3:20]
11. What's Expedient [2:56]
12. Trying to Understand Her [4:39]
13. Chinatown Rendezvous [4:14]
14. Mrs. Hammond [6:03]
15. The Verdict [4:55]
16. Robert's Surprise [4:04]
17. Let Him See It [3:44]
18. No Excuse for Me [3:17]
19. The Knife [2:20]
20. We've Got Each Other [3:54]
21. The Man I Killed [3:39]
22. Vengeful Widow [4:57]
23. Cast List [:30]
Disc #4 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: The Star
1. Credits [:52]
2. One Good Part [5:17]
3. Gretchen [2:31]
4. You Don't Stop Being a Star [4:40]
5. Family Finances [4:52]
6. Driving With Oscar [4:44]
7. Drunk Tank Royalty [1:32]
8. Her Rescuers [4:04]
9. Jim's Place [2:35]
10. Going, Going, Gone [3:55]
11. Getting It Wrong [5:41]
12. Not Real [4:58]
13. Sailing [4:24]
14. To Work and the Zoo [4:10]
15. Take a Good Look [2:12]
16. Naughty, Appealing Children [4:02]
17. The Older Sister [3:17]
18. Makeup Makeover [2:45]
19. The Test [5:53]
20. Out on a Limb [4:25]
21. The Screening Room [4:10]
22. Lifeless of the Party [3:47]
23. Familiar Script [3:15]
24. Mother and Woman [2:05]
Disc #5 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Now, Voyager
1. Credits [1:06]
2. Dr. Jaquith [2:48]
3. About Charlotte [3:11]
4. Charlotte's Room [3:35]
5. Shipboard Romance [4:36]
6. Mother Dread [1:54]
7. Breaking Point [2:14]
8. Now, Voyager [3:21]
9. Typical Tourists [2:27]
10. True Identities [2:54]
11. Gifts All Around [2:00]
12. Borrowed Wings [3:24]
13. Together and Alone [3:30]
14. About Jerry [3:12]
15. Wrong-Way Ride [4:42]
16. The Cabin; Jerry's... [2:21]
17. Immune to Happiness [3:32]
18. Airport Farewell [1:54]
19. Girl Most Popular [2:53]
20. Mother's Welcome [4:54]
21. New Ground Rules [3:40]
22. Mother's Tumble [1:03]
23. Lighting a Fire [2:57]
24. Not Afraid [3:58]
25. Elliot's Courtship [3:28]
26. Encountering Jerry [3:27]
27. Back Bay Station [4:21]
28. Broken Engagement [2:51]
29. "I Did It!" [3:05]
30. A Girl Like Herself [4:24]
31. Call Me Tina [4:00]
32. Jerry's Child in My Arms [3:04]
33. Her New Friend [4:24]
34. Camping With Charlotte [2:15]
35. Party Guests [2:33]
36. Like Our Child [4:01]
37. A Cigarette On It [1:51]
38. The Stars [1:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Mr. Skeffington
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Vincent Sherman
      Mr. Skeffington: A Picture of Strength
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Dark Victory
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Jim Ursini and Paul Clinton
      1939: Tough Competition for Dark Victory
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: The Letter
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Alternate Ending
      4/21/1941 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast With Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall
      3/6/1944 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast With Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: The Star
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      How Real Is the Star?
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #5 -- Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1: Now, Voyager
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Bette Davis: Charlotte Vale
      Scoring Session: Music Cues
         Play All
         Medley of Themes: Flowers, Charlotte, Clash
         Medley of Themes: Moody, Persuasion, Ivory Box, Doctor, Room
         Charlotte Weaving at Cascade
         Medley of Themes: Fragmentary, Tina, Moody, Jerry
         Medley of Themes: Charlotte, Doctor, Parting, Yankee Doodle
         Medley of Themes: Flowers, Charlotte
      Theatrical Trailer
      Awards
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    I love all of her movies---Mr. Skeffington, Now Voyager etc. W

    I love all of her movies---Mr. Skeffington, Now Voyager etc. Wonderful actress. Her and Stanwick!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Bette Davis....a true star!

    Her performances are brilliant. This is an actress and a true star...not those untalented pretty faces that invade our modern film industry.
    Those Bette Davis Eyes...they even wrote a song about her eyes!

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    Posted February 10, 2010

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