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Old Acquaintance (2-Nov-1943)

Director: Vincent Sherman

Writers: John Van Druten; Lenore Coffee

From a play by: John Van Druten

Music by: Franz Waxman

Producer: Henry Blanke

Keywords: Comedy, Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Esther Dale
10-Nov-1885 23-Jul-1961 Curly Top
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Miriam Hopkins
18-Oct-1902 9-Oct-1972 The Story of Temple Drake
Roscoe Karns
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
John Loder
3-Jan-1898 26-Dec-1988 Sabotage
Anne Revere
25-Jun-1903 18-Dec-1990 National Velvet
Gig Young
4-Nov-1913 19-Oct-1978 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?


Bette Davis   ...   Kitty
Miriam Hopkins   ...   Millie
Gig Young   ...   Rudd Kendall
John Loder   ...   Preston Drake
Dolores Moran   ...   Deirdre
Philip Reed   ...   Lucian Grant
Roscoe Karns   ...   Charlie Archer
Anne Revere   ...   Belle Carter
Esther Dale   ...   Harriet


Review by anonymous (posted on 27-Jun-2005)

I do not understand why this movie is not on V.H.S. or D.V.D.It is a good Bette Davis-Miriam Hopkins vehicle that stands above the 1981 remake "Rich and Famous" starring Jacqueline Bissett and Candice Bergen. In this version that spans 20 years two childhood friends noble literary writer Kit (Davis) and selfish romance writer Millie (Hopkins) feud over literary status, money, Millie's long suffering husband Preston (John Loder) and daughter Deirdre (Francine Rufo, later Dolores Moran). Davis gives a good sympathetic performance as Kit. Hopkins gives an over-the-top performance as the jealous and selfish Millie. This film is a must see for Davis-Hopkins fans and yes contains the famous shake and slap scene that film buffs talk about. It turns up on Turner Classic Movies and is not to be missed.

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