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Deception is an operatic rehash of the 1929 film Jealousy. Music teacher Bette Davis--who evidently has a large student pool, judging by the size of her penthouse apartment--is reunited with her cellist lover Paul Henreid, whom she believed to have been killed in the war. Henreid wants to marry Davis, but he is unaware that she has, for the past several years, been the "protege" of composer Claude Rains. Rains agrees to keep quiet about his affair with Davis, but takes sadistic delight in tormenting the woman and working behind the scenes to sabotage Henreid's career. When Rains… More

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"Bette Davis as hammy as ever."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"While not one of Davis vantage melodramas, it's worth seeing this preposterously plotted romance with Davis as a music teacher, torn between older mentor Claude Rains and Holocaust survivor-lover Paul Henreid as a sampler of the era's woman's picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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