Sunday, July 9, 2017

Of Human Bondage (1934) Bette Davis - Leslie Howard



The story of a man who burnt up his soul for an idol cold as ice!





A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Director:

 John Cromwell

Writers:

 Lester Cohen (screen play), W. Somerset Maugham(from the novel by)

Stars:

 Bette DavisLeslie HowardFrances Dee


Bette Davis, as the slutty, vicious Cockney waitress Mildred steals every scene that she's in. Watching her performance is spellbinding. She makes the viewer absolutely despise her and pity her at the same time. Howard is a little too nervous throughout, but he does capture the hero's sensitivity. The supporting cast includes Reginald Denny, Alan Hale Sr. (father of Alan Hale Jr., who was the skipper on the TV series "Gilligan's Isle"), and a breathtakingly beautiful Frances Dee. Splendid performances make this the must see version of the classic novel.★★★

Bette Davis & Leslie Howard

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