Dark Victory

Dark Victory

DVD - 2000
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A beautiful and headstrong heiress suddenly learns that she has only six months to live. Defiant and rebellious at first, she conquers this stroke of fate by the power of great love and ultimately finds peace and happiness in the brief span of life allotted to her.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video ; [S.l.] : Turner Entertainment, 2000
Edition: Standard version
ISBN: 9780790744018
0790744015
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 1/2 in

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

Bette Davis stares death in the face in this grandaddy of all tearjerkers. She plays wealthy New York socialite Judith Traherne, an impulsive and headstrong woman determined to make her own way in life until a malignant brain tumour threatens to cut that life short. Enter Dr. Frederick Steele, a brilliant and dashing young neurosurgeon into whose hands Judith reluctantly places her trust. Their relationship, at first adversarial, slowly develops into mutual respect and then, finally, romance. But with Judith's poor prognosis can the two lovebirds possibly find true happiness before those wedding bells turn into a funeral peal? Over-the-top in every way but with a supporting cast including George Brent, Humphrey Bogart and Geraldine Fitzgerald, a superb script adapted from an original stage play, and Ms. Davis' brilliant performance you'll be reaching for the kleenex anyway. Truly a cinema classic.

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richibi
Jul 11, 2011

Bette Davis masterfully holds this not two-, not one-, but zero-handkerchief weepie together, worth it only for her again splendid performance so early already in her career,

with bit, but not especially distinguished, parts by Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan,

everybody smokes, along with Davis of course, throughout, even her doctors, to our unending consternation

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BROOKE BERKOMPAS
Feb 11, 2011

Nothing can hurt us now. What we have can't be destroyed. That's our victory - our victory over the dark. It is a victory because we're not afraid.

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BROOKE BERKOMPAS
Feb 11, 2011

I've never taken orders from anyone. As long as I live, I'll never take orders from anyone. I'm young and strong and nothing can touch me.

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