A Stolen Life (1946)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  

USA, 1946.  B.D. Production, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by , adaptation by , based on the novel Uloupeny Zivot by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

What’s better than watching  in a movie? Watching two Bette Davises in a movie! She plays twin sisters who are both in love with the same man () until the ‘good’ twin dies in a boating accident and the ‘bad’ twin takes her place and marries the unsuspecting Ford. The film is an average soap opera, but one worth watching just for the well-accomplished feat of putting Davis on screen twice at the same time; a scene that has one twin lighting the others’ cigarette reveals state-of-the-art visual effects that are hard to detect even today. Davis would once again double up in the sixties for the thriller Dead Ringer.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Special Effects

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