The Great Lie
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The Great Lie
The Great Lie is Soap Opera Deluxe from Bette Davis' peak period at Warner Bros. Davis plays a socialite who is madly in love with playboy aviator George Brent. Brilliant but bitchy concert pianist Mary Astor (who won a well-deserved Academy Award for her chain-smoking histrionics) is also in love with Brent, going so far as to marry him in a secret ceremony. When it appears that the marriage may be invalid, Astor is too devoted to her art to take the necessary corrective steps, so Brent returns to Davis, who is too proud to be picked up on the rebound. While flying an important government… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Predictable to a fault, even Bette Davis can't save this film."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"This Edmund Goulding-Bette Davis soap opera has achieved notoriety for several reasons, a presposterous plot, Mary Astor's one and only Oscar, and catfights on the set between the two ladies!"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed this absurd sudser."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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