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17 Ratings

Payment on Demand

Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
United States, 1951


A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.

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Payment on Demand Directed by Curtis Bernhardt

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  • SpacePirate's rating of the film Payment on Demand

    Pretty solid Davis film. She plays a character which is pretty hard to like tbh, willing to screw over anyone in her path to make her husband, and thus her also, a success. A time capsule of 50s excess that reached its pinnacle in the 80s, now Americans are too poor to strive for such things. Its interesting how far weve come, whether its been in the right direction is another matter. A very thought provoking film

  • Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Payment on Demand

    This is not a good film and Bette Davis is at her stodgiest, right before her triumph in "All About Eve," which was shot after but released before this one. The only reason I am commenting is that Victor Young's "A Woman's Intuition" is the soundtrack music. It proves to be one of those mercies to mediocre films whereby the music lifts the melodrama. Scenes work because the song behind the action is so expressive.

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