The Old Maid
The Old Maid (1939)

When ZoŽ Akins' play The Old Maid (based on a novel by Edith Wharton) won the 1934-1935 Pulitzer Prize, the selection was roundly condemned by critics, who felt that Lillian Hellman's +The Children's Hour was more deserving, but… More

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Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Fernando F. Croce

A well-oiled assembly of betrayals, vendettas, and maternal passion plays

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Steve Crum

Bette Davis at the peak of her acting chops, a brilliant, melodramatic role.

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Veronique Kwak
"the old maid" is a tear-jerking melodrama about unrequited love and maternal sacrifice, another soap opera-alike flick to showcase bette davis'… More
nefnie lee
A well-done meloncholy drama of a lively young debutante turned bitter old-maid.