As Judy Traherne, the fast-moving Long Island socialite whose world skids to a stop when she discovers she has less than a year to live, Davis is thoroughly captivating. She progresses from belligerent drunken despair to exhilaration - determined to live her remaining months, in the words of her doctor/lover (George Brent), "beautifully and finely".
Geraldine Fitzgerald is her friend and sanctuary, Humphrey Bogart speaks with a brogue as her Irish horse trainer, and Ronald Reagan plays her high-living, heavy-drinking suitor. But it is Davis' compelling performance that drives the film.
George Emerson Brewer Jr. (play); and Bertram Bloch (play); Casey Robinson.
Bette Davis (Judith Traherne); George Brent (Dr. Frederick Steele); Humphrey Bogart (Michael O'Leary); Geraldine Fitzgerald (Ann King); Ronald Reagan (Alec Hamm); Henry Travers (Dr. Parsons); Cora Witherspoon (Carrie); Dorothy Peterson (Miss Wainwright); Virginia Brissac (Martha, housekeeper); Charles Richman (Col. Mantle); Herbert Rawlinson (Dr. Carter); Leonard Mudie (Dr. Driscoll); Fay Helm (Miss Dodd); Lottie Williams (Lucy). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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