Beyond the Forest
Beyond the Forest (1949)

"What a dump!" That's the classic line delivered by Bette Davis at the halfway point of Beyond the Forest, her final Warner Bros. effort of the 1940s. Some Davis devotees feel as though this vituperative utterance is the high… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 27, 1991
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Emanuel Levy
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Davis excels as the passionate but stranded housewife who describes her suffocating community as "a two train a day town." The expression What a Dump, which Liz Taylor repeats in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf comes from this Vidor-directed melodrama.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Bombastic melodrama.

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Stella Dallas
a true camp classic. bette's performance as one of the most twisted and evil of all femme fatale in filmdom has to be seen to be believed. i can't… More
jay nixon
Wild lurid junk with Bette consuming whole portions of the scenery whole to try and save it.