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3.6
31 Ratings

The Old Maid

Directed by Edmund Goulding
United States, 1939
Drama

Synopsis

The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman’s wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin’s lives forever.

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The Old Maid Directed by Edmund Goulding

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  • jamshid's rating of the film The Old Maid

    A suger coated tear-jerking centered on a romantic sacrifice of a mother for her illegitimate child. Bett Davis is the powerhouse: her swift moves in long shots, facial expressions and the way she plays a heart broken mother is striking. The rivalry and stream of hatred and jealousy between Davis and Hopkins needs much time and exploration. After all, a totally female melodrama badly in deserve of a remake.