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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 6, 1989|
|Born:||April 5, 1908||Cause of Death:||breast cancer|
|Birth Place:||Lowell, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A couple comes home from vacation to find that their grandfather has re-married. The stepmother (a witch) takes over and the couple plot to get rid of her.
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Elderly sisters try to mend their differences during a summer on the Maine coast.
Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land. Nobody thinks Willie can win the case, but behind its po
Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for
A documentary depicting the life and career of one of America''''s premiere actresses.
A television movie pilot for an ABC series based on Arthur Hailey's novel "Hotel." Dramatic vignettes depict incidents in the lives of guests and staff of the St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco.
This made-for-cable movie, uniting two screen legends for the first time, deals with the conflict between an elderly couple who decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact when the wife learns she has a terminal illness, and their married daughter who, with the help of local social service
Bette Davis is a widow whose doctor has diagnosed her as senile, the courts have deemed incompetent, and her son wants placed in a nursing home. With the loving support of her granddaughter, the help of a young lawyer who agrees to represent her, and the new-found love for an old friend (Keenan Wynn
Bette Davis was Emmy Award-nominated for her performance of a penniless widow who refuses to go on welfare and takes in a streetwise Black teenager as a foster child to earn money to survive. The script was written especially for her by first-time screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs.
When an American family moves into a beautiful old English house in a wooded area, strange, paranormal things happen. One daughter sees, and the other daughter hears, the voice of a teenage girl who mysteriously disappeared during a total solar eclipse decades before.
Teenage paraplegic Suzy Gilstrap made her TV acting debut as a wheelchair-bound girl with a desire to pilot her own airplane. Bette Davis, as a former stunt flyer who now runs a small airport's cafe, and Howard Hesseman, as the airport's easy-going watchman, team up to help her fulfill her dream. Fo
A drama about a dying woman who returns to the home of her widowed mother after an absence of twenty years and how their bitter estrangement slowly turns to love. This double tour-de-force for Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands was a heralded first effort for writer Michael de Guzman, and premiered right
A mad scientist kidnaps an alien teen with amazing powers.
Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour.
A dramatization of the unexplained six-week disappearance in 1926 of evangelist Aimee Semple McPhearson after which a court hearing had to decide whether she had been kidnapped to Mexico as she claimed or had been trysting with a married man as the police and her mother (played by Bette Davis) suspe
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
An average horror tale, spiced with a dash or two of "Psycho," about a sculptor who hires college coeds as housekeepers for the mansion he shares with his recluse mother and his supposedly insane sister.
A light-hearted whodunit involving a retired lady judge, who is a hypochondriac now running a private detective agency, with a charming ex-con as her leg man and various parolees helping in the day-to-day operation. This prospective pilot failed to catch on and later was tried once more with Lee Gra
An old American millionairess comes to Rome every year with her chaffeur to play a game of cards with a destitute ragman Peppino and his wife Antonia. She gives them the initial stakes and the game can begin. The rite has repeated itself over the years and each time the lady has won shattering their dream of winning a large sum off her. Actually the real good card player is Antonia and she decides to play the decisive game (with a 200.000.000 stake) together with a professional cheater. Once again however the old lady wins. It will be Cleopatra, the couple's daughter, who will take a terrible revenge on her.
In her initial movie for television, Bette Davis is a ruthless, all-powerful mystery woman who abducts an ex-CIA agent and forces him to help her steal an ultra-modern Polaris submarine. This pilot to a prospective series was a personal project of co-star Robert Wagner, here acting as the film's exe
Bunny O'Hare is an elderly woman whose savings have been used up by her selfish, grown children. So when the bank forecloses on her home, Bunny finds herself homeless. She gets to know an aging man named Bill Green and discovers that he is really the fugitive bank robber, William Gruenwald. Bunny bl
A very possessive matriarch uses the excuse of a family reunion to strengthen her grip over her relatives.
A disturbed young man tries to prove his nanny is out to kill him.
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''s secrets hidden.
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
A man is tricked into trading places with a look-alike nobleman with murderous plans.
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.
Sir Walter Raleigh wins favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances.
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
A mystery writer's real life turns to intrigue when her criminal husband escapes from prison.
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she can visit Chicago; her husband's patience is also tried: he tells her to go and never come back. Once there, Neil tells her he doesn't want her. Back home and pregnant, Neil shows up and now wants her. The caretaker at Neil's lodge threatens to reveal her pregnancy...
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
A repressed poetess and an embittered war hero help each other cope with their problems.
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
A twin takes her deceased sister''''s place as wife of the man they both love.
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Two writers, friends since childhood, fight over their books and lives.
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a midwestern family.
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth.
A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess.
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
An unmarried mother gives her illegitimate child to her cousin.
Elizabeth I''''s love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom.
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
A squabbling stage couple gets mixed up with an amorous fan and her jealous suitor.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.
An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage.
After a working girl reforms an alcoholic lawyer who was recently dumped, his ex wants him back.
An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.
Rival reporters try to scoop each other while covering a fire.
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''''s fallen in love with.
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
A medical student falls prey to a sluttish waitress.
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer.
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
A gangster victimizes three friends trying to get jobs.
A female artist is torn between her belief in free love and the constraints of romance.
A wealthy manufacturer takes a vacation incognito and ends up working for his chief rival.
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.
When his girl commits murder, a hardened criminal takes the rap to protect her honor.
Jimmy Mason idolizes bootlegger Matt Kelly who is interested in Jimmy's girlfriend Peggy. Unwilling to squeal on his idol, Jimmy winds up in a cruel reformatory where a new- found friend dies from abuse. Jimmy's aunt tells him Peggy is seeing a lot of Matt, so Jimmy escapes.
A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate for governor.
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.
Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother, Caroline. An explosion disfigures him, but plastic surgery gives him an opportunity to return to England and investigate his father's murder under a new identity. As Robert Crockett he romances his stepmother, ultimately trapping her by creating the appearance of a double-cross among her accomplices, now guests at her house.
An American soldier falls in love with a dance-hall girl in London, not realizing that she is a prostitute.
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy.
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
Live coverage of the fifty-ninth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, William Wyler was one of the most commerically successful film directors. Here the filmmaker examines clips from his most famous films and interviews with his most famous stars. Included is an interview that Wyler gave in 1981, three days before he died.
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
An hour of music and comedy in which senior citizens of the show business community perform the material that made them famous.
The story relates the experiences of Elisabeth McQueeney, a mother hen to a group of beautiful dancing girls, as they tour the West. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Wagon Train," Elisabeth and her girls board the train headed for Nevada, on the pretense of beginning a girls' finish
The story of a Hollywood theatrical agent. In the pilot episode, the agent attempts to help a promising new client overcome his stage fright.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Bette Davis is a New England schoolteacher, put out to pasture after 50 years of dedicated service, who sets out to rediscover her family -- large enough to keep a soap opera going for years -- only to discover that the town that bears the family name and her home for her lifetime is threatened with extinction by certain members of the clan who are in cahoots with a land developer. Davis'' real-life grandson, J. Ashley Hyman, made his acting debut in this four-hour drama as the young neighbor boy she takes on her extended trip.
A suspense drama chronicling the events that beset a New York commercial artist when he and his wife and daughter move to a rustic New England village they once visited during their travels, only to find a ritualistic lifestyle full of foreboding secrets.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A stellar cast and six Emmy Award nominations distinguished this dramatization of Barbara Goldsmith's best-seller about the bitter 1934 child custody case involving 10-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt, America's famous "poor little rich girl." In addition to nominations as Outstanding Drama Special and fo
This short Warner-Pathé newsreel features a national sweater contest and footage from the 1954 Academy Awards.
Bette Davis explains the reasons to buy War Stamps and Bonds.
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
This promotional short, part of Warner Bros. studios publicity campaign for "42nd Street" (1933), presents the send-off for a 7-car train assembled in conjunction with the film.
Misc. Crew (short)
This short film traces the history of sound in the movies, featuring snippets from early sound pictures. Vitaphone Release 1179A.
In this short film, a master blacksmith makes house calls to Hollywood stars'''' homes to pamper their horse''''s hooves. Vitaphone Release 1107A.
This short film presents a blooper reel containing clips of various movies from 1941.
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