The Great Lie
The Great Lie (1941)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 5, 1941
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Predictable to a fault, even Bette Davis can't save this film.

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Emanuel Levy

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!

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed this absurd sudser.

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jay nixon
Mary Astor really dominates this in an oscar winning performance but she and Bette have a good chemistry together.