Dark Victory

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Dark Victory ★★★½ 1939

A spoiled young heiress discovers she is dying from a brain tumor. She attempts to pack a lifetime of parties into a few months, but is rescued by her doctor, with whom she falls in love. Classic final scene with Davis at the top of her form. Bogart plays an Irish stable hand, but not especially well. Also available in a colorized version. 106m/B VHS, DVD . Bette Davis, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan, Henry Travers; D: Edmund Goulding; W: Casey Robinson; C: Ernest Haller; M: Max Steiner.