A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life

Bette Davis
Director: Curtis Bernhardt Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
, Dane Clark
Dane Clark
Curtis Bernhardt

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In this romantic melodrama, Bette Davis plays twin sisters for the first time (she would do so again in 1964's Dead Ringer). Kate Bosworth (Davis) is a sincere, demure girl and talented artist. Her twin sister Pat (also Davis) is a flamboyant, man-hungry manipulator. Orphans, the girls' guardian is their cousin, Freddie Lindley (Charles Ruggles), with whom Kate elects to spend a summer on Martha's Vineyard. There, she meets Bill Emerson (Glenn Ford), a handsome engineer spending a summer vacation as a lighthouse inspector. Kate falls deeply in love with Bill, but when Pat shows up, he goes for the more exciting sister, eventually marrying her. Devastated, Kate throws herself into her art, but she becomes discouraged under the tutelage of an abusive master, Karnock (Dane Clark). A sailing accident gives Kate the chance to take her sister's place -- but can she fool Bill into believing that this sweet, innocent woman is his philandering, scheming wife? A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of an earlier picture by the same name that had been produced by Paramount only seven years earlier starring Elisabeth Bergner in the twins role, was nominated for a Best Special Effects Oscar.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
UPC: 0883316275559
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 15,370

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Kate Bosworth,Pat Bosworth
Glenn Ford Bill Emerson
Dane Clark Karnock
Walter Brennan Eben Folgor
Charlie Ruggles Freddie Lindley
Bruce Bennett Jack Talbot
Peggy Knudsen Diedra
Esther Dale Mrs. Johnson
Joan Winfield Lucy
Clara Blandick Martha
Monte Blue Mr. Lippencott
Harlan Briggs Actor
Ruth Cherrington Large Woman
Robert Dudley Old Fisherman
Tom Fadden Fisherman
James Flavin Investigator
Mary Forbes Woman Art Patron
Creighton Hale Attendant
Philo McCullough Male Art Patron
Jack Mower Actor
Paul Panzer Waiter
Rosa Rey Bridesmaid
Sherman Sanders Patricia's Dancing Partner
Dale Van Sickel Man in Launch
Leo White Actor

Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Russell Collings Special Effects
Roy Davidson Special Effects
Bette Davis Producer
Rudi Fehr Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
William McGann Special Effects
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Catherine Turney Screenwriter
Richard Van Enger Special Effects
Margaret Buell Wilder Screenwriter

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