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A Stolen Life (1946 film)

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Music director  Max Steiner
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Language  English
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Producer  Bette Davis
Country  United States
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Director  Curtis Bernhardt Jack Gage (dialogue director)
Release date  July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06)
Based on  Uloupeny Zivot
Writer  Catherine Turney (screen play), Margaret Buell Wilder (adaptation), Karel J. Benes (novel)
Directors  Curtis Bernhardt, John Gage
Cast  Bette Davis (Kate Bosworth / Patricia Bosworth), Glenn Ford (Bill Emerson), Dane Clark (Karnock), Walter Brennan (Eben Folger), Charles Ruggles (Freddie Linley), Bruce Bennett (Jack R. Talbot)
Similar movies  Among the Living, Seconds Apart, The Dark Mirror, Planet of the Female Invaders, Blood Rage
Tagline  BETTE DAVIS IN HER GREATEST OF ALL HER TRIUMPHS!

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A Stolen Life is a 1946 drama film starring Bette Davis, who also produced, and directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The supporting cast includes Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charles Ruggles, and Bruce Bennett (formerly "Herman Brix"). The movie is a remake of a 1939 British film Stolen Life starring Elisabeth Bergner and Michael Redgrave.

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The second time Davis played twin sisters was in Dead Ringer (1964).

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Plot

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Kate Bosworth (Bette Davis) is a sincere, demure, artist who misses her boat to an island off New England, where she intends to meet her twin sister Patricia (also Davis) and her cousin Freddie (Charles Ruggles). She persuades Bill Emerson (Glenn Ford) to take her home in his boat. Later, their relationship grows while she paints a portrait of Eben Folger (Walter Brennan), the old lighthouse keeper, and Kate is very much in love.

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However, her sister Pat, a flamboyant, man-hungry manipulator, fools Bill when she first meets him pretending to be Kate. Pat then pursues him on a trip out of town, and when they return, they announce to Kate their intention to marry.

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A heartbroken Kate focuses on her work with artist Karnock (Dane Clark), but rejects his romantic overtures. Bill eventually goes to Chile, allowing Kate to spend some time with her sister, whom she hasn't seen since the marriage. When the two go sailing, a sudden storm washes Pat overboard and she drowns, her wedding ring coming off in Kate's hands while trying to save her. Kate passes out and is washed ashore in the boat. When she regains consciousness, she is mistaken for Pat.

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Bill is about to return, so Kate decides to assume her late sister's identity. To her surprise, she learns that Bill is angry at Pat for her many affairs and in no mood to continue the marriage. Cousin Freddie has guessed the truth and insists that Kate must reveal to Bill her real identity. When she does, Bill realizes that Kate is the one he truly loves.

Cast

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  • Bette Davis as Kate and Patricia Bosworth
  • Glenn Ford as Bill Emerson
  • Dane Clark as Karnock
  • Walter Brennan as Eben Folger
  • Charles Ruggles as Freddie Linley
  • Bruce Bennett as Jack R. Talbot
  • Peggy Knudsen as Diedre
  • Esther Dale as Mrs. Johnson
  • Clara Blandick as Martha
  • Joan Winfield as Lucy

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    References

    A Stolen Life (1946 film) Wikipedia
    A Stolen Life (1946 film) IMDb A Stolen Life (1946 film) themoviedb.org


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