Dark Victory

Dark Victory
Dark Victory
  • UR
  • 1h 46m
  • 1939
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Bette Davis' bravura, moving-but-never-morbid performance as Judith Traherne, a dying heiress determined to find happiness in her few remaining months, remains a three-hankie classic. But that success would never have happened if Davis hadn't pestered studio brass to buy Dark Victory's story rights. Jack Warner finally did so...skeptically. "Who wants to see a dame go blind?" he asked. Almost everyone: Dark Victory was Davis's biggest box-office hit yet and garnered Academy Award® nominations for 1939's Best Picture, Actress and Original Score (Max Steiner). "If it were an automobile," Newsweek wrote, Dark Victory "would be a Rolls-Royce." It's the perfect match of star and vehicle.
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Common Sense Says
Bette Davis loses her sight, and we gain a classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that a main character is dealing with a deadly cancer and her friends lie to her about her prognosis. She turns to partying and fast-living to hide from her problems.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 22, 1939
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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