Housewife (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Bette Davis stars with George Brent and Ann Dvorak as the "other woman" who intrigues to destroy the marriage of a struggling office manager and a stay-at-home mother and housewife.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 1, 2011
- Originally Released: 1934
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, George Brent, Ruth Donnelly & John Halliday|
|Performer:||John Halliday, Ruth Donnelly & Hobart Cavanaugh|
|Directed by||Alfred E. Green|
|Screenwriting by||Manuel Seff & Lillie Hayward|
|Screenplay by||Manuel Seff & Lillie Hayward|
|Composition by||Mort Dixon & Allie Wrubel|
|Story by||Robert Lord & Lillie Hayward|
|Director of Photography:||William Rees|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The pre-code tale of adultery that squeaked past the censors! Coming at the tail end of 1934, Housewife was released shortly before the imposition of the Hays Code would render its subject matter 'verboten!' This melodrama finds modern bachelor girl Patricia Berkeley (Bette Davis) dueling it out with modern housewife Nan Reynolds (Ann Dvorak) for the affections and ministrations of Nan's husband, William (George Brent). Ambitious office manager William finally succeeds in setting up shop for himself in the advertising biz thanks to help from copywriter Pat and ideas from housewife Nan. When his late nights working at the office with Pat turn into something else, Nan must decide if William is worth fighting for.
A pre-stardom Bette Davis struggles mightily as the "other woman" in this rather obvious divorce court drama from Warner Bros. George Brent stars as William Reynolds, a hardworking but markedly unmotivated office manager whose wife, Nan (Ann Dvorak), manages to make ends meet with the little she's got. Enter Patricia Berkeley (Davis), a high-powered advertising exec, with whom William falls madly in love. Does he leave the little wife for the glamorous co-worker' Well almost, but all bets are off when young Buddy Reynolds (Ronnie Cosbey) is hit by a car and nearly killed.
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