Deception (Full Screen)

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Deception (Full Screen)
Rating 4.2
17 ratings
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Item:  XD 20312D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by film historian Foster Hirsch
    • Warner Night at the movies 1946 short subjects gallery:
    • Vintage newsreel
    • Oscar-winning technicolor sports parade short facing your danger
    • Technicolor specials short movieland magic classic cartoon mouse menace
    • Trailers of Deception and 1946's A Stolen Life
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
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Description by OLDIES.com:

First-class melodrama starring Bette Davis as a music teacher and kept woman of famous composer Claude Rains who falls in love with cello virtuoso Paul Henreid. When the jealous Rains learns of their involvement, he plans to ridicule Henreid before and during a big concert with his own orchestra.

Product Description:

DECEPTION is an operatic rehash of the 1929 film JEALOUSY. Music teacher Bette Davis--who evidently has a large student pool, judging by the size of her penthouse apartment--is reunited with her cellist lover Paul Henreid, whom she believed to have been killed in the war. Henreid wants to marry Davis, but he is unaware that she has, for the past several years, been the "protege" of composer Claude Rains. Rains agrees to keep quiet about his affair with Davis, but takes sadistic delight in tormenting the woman and working behind the scenes to sabotage Henreid's career. When Rains tells Bette of his plans to publicly humiliate Henreid, she shoots her ex-lover dead. Henreid agrees to stand by Davis no matter what is in store for her. Director Irving Rapper had originally wanted to treat the hoary plot twists of DECEPTION comically, with the three principals walking off together at the end with a "what the hell'" attitude. He was tersely told to stick to the script; after all, people didn't pay to see Bette Davis but to see her suffer. Like the 1929 version of JEALOUSY, DECEPTION was based on a play by Louis Verneuil.

Plot Keywords:

Love Triangle | Love Triangles | Melodrama | Murder | Musicians

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 085391203124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item