The Great Lie

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Sudsy melo as George Brent divorces concert pianist Astor, marries Davis, and then leaves a metaphorical Amazon jungle for the real one, where he apparently dies in a plane crash. Meanwhile, back in the big smoke, Astor discovers that she's pregnant and Davis wants to adopt the baby as a souvenir of her darling hubby. The leading ladies blast away at each other like pocket battleships, while Max Steiner and Tchaikovsky provide a sumptuous musical background.

By: ATu

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Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Edmund Goulding
Screenwriter: Lenore J Coffee
Cast: Bette Davis
Mary Astor
George Brent
Lucile Watson
Hattie McDaniel
Grant Mitchell
Jerome Cowan
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