Deception (1946)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 18, 1946
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Dennis Schwartz
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Bette Davis as hammy as ever.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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William Dunmyer
A few years after their success with "Now, Voyager," director Irving Rapper and actors Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains teamed back up to… More
jay nixon
Claude Rains rocks this, almost completely stealing the show. Bette nibbles at the scenery a bit and in some scenes looks wonderful but is still overshadowed by… More
Aj V
This movie could have been good, but it doesn't meet the audiences expectations for a movie called deception.
Marion Ravenwood
Davis was just awesome, like always. the plot was interesting and it had me guessing for a while. It also had very nice music.
William Sleet
Coming as it does, not only on the cusp of Hollywood's golden age but also Davis's at Warners, 'Deception' is often forgotten or dismissed… More