Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance

Bette Davis
Director: Vincent Sherman Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Miriam Hopkins
Miriam Hopkins
, Gig Young
Gig Young
Vincent Sherman


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After the box office success of The Old Maid, Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins were reunited for this catty drama. Kitty Marlowe (Davis) is a well-respected author who returns to the small town of her birth, where she becomes reacquainted with her childhood friend Millie Drake (Hopkins). While Millie is happy as a wife and mother and loves her husband Preston (John Loder), she's envious of Kitty's success, and Kitty's visit prompts Millie to sit down at the typewriter herself. Millie turns out a sexy potboiler that, with Kitty's help, attracts the attention of a publisher. To the surprise of them both, Millie's book is a runaway bestseller, and a decade later she's one of the most successful authors in America, easily eclipsing Kitty's more highbrow work. Preston finds himself growing disenchanted with Millie once success begins to go to her head, and he finds himself attracted to Kitty; while Kitty tries to dissuade Preston's advances, a scorned Millie believes that her old friend has been trying to steal her husband away from her. Old Acquaintance was remade in 1981 as Rich and Famous.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
UPC: 0888574106515
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 3,568

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Katherine "Kittie" Marlowe
Miriam Hopkins Millie Drake
Gig Young Rudd Kendall
John Loder Preston Drake
Dolores Moran Deirdre Drake
Phillip Reed Lucian Grant
Roscoe Karns Charlie Archer
Anne Revere Belle Carter
Esther Dale Harriet
Ann Codee Mademoiselle
Joseph Crehan Editor
Pierre Watkin Mr. Winter
Marjorie Hoshelle Margaret Kemp
George Lessey Dean
Ann Doran Saleslady
Lucille Lamarr Actor
Abigail Adams Actor
Dorothy Schoemer College Girl
Leona Maricle Julia Brondbank
Frank Mayo Officer
Jimmy Conlin Photographer
Frank Darien Stage Doorman
Creighton Hale Stage manager
Sam Harris Army officer
Charles Jordan Bootlegger
Jack Mower Army officer
Kathleen O'Malley College girl
Virginia Patton College girl
Herbert Rawlinson Chairman
Charles Sullivan Cab driver
Philip Van Zandt Clerk
Gordon B. Clark Usher

Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Lenore J. Coffee Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
John Hughes Art Director
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
John Van Druten Screenwriter
Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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