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Dark Victory

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Original title
Dark Victory
Running time
104 min.
United States United States
Casey Robinson (Play: George Emerson Brewer Jr, Bertram Bloch)
Max Steiner
Ernest Haller (B&W)
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Warner Bros. Pictures / First National Pictures
Drama. Romance | Disease
Synopsis / Plot
The twenty-three years old wealthy sportswoman Judith Traherne (Bette Davis) has painful headaches and double-vision, and the family doctor, Dr. Parsons (Henry Travers), convinces her to go with her best friend Ann King (Geraldine Fitzgerald) to a consultation with a famous specialist. After the physical examination, Dr. Frederick Steele (George Brent) finds that Judy has a lethal glioma brain tumor, and he immediately operates her to withdraw the tumor. However, the result of the biopic examination indicates that she has less than six months of life, but Dr. Steele and Ann hides the diagnose from Judy. Meanwhile, Judy and Dr. Steele fall in love for each other, and they decide to get married and move to Vermont. But Judy finds the correspondence from the laboratory and very depressed, she starts to drink and have a promiscuous life. Later, she realizes that she should spend the last moments of her life with her love.
1939: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, Actress (Bette Davis), OST
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