The Dark Mirror (1946)

The Dark Mirror





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Olivia De Havilland, with the assistance of some eye-popping special photographic effects, plays twins in The Dark Mirror. One twin commits a murder: The "good" twin is blamed, but provides no alibi in her own defense, since she can't believe that the "bad" twin is guilty. Psychologist Lew Ayres and detective Thomas Mitchell try to get to the truth, a task made difficult by the bad twin's habit of imitating her sister to perfection. Ayres solves the mystery and sorts out which twin is which, but … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Vladimir Pozner, Nunnally Johnson
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Critic Reviews for The Dark Mirror

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Its evocation of biological destiny wrenches the modernistic romance into tragedy.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
New Yorker
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Lesser Siodmak thriller

August 20, 2005
Classic Film and Television

A stylishly curious psychological thriller.

Full Review… | October 31, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Dark Mirror


a favorite theme in hollywood, the freudian saga of the good/evil twins, made more enjoyable by one of olivia de havilland's best performances. one wonders if she drew on her well known rivalry with real life sister joan fontaine

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A good thriller in which twins are suspected of a crime. There have been other films like this later, but it's still a good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

another (like the bette davis movie) where dehavilland plays twins thru soecial EFX one good one evil. but this is also the return of film great lew ayers after hollywood banished him over his objector status during WWII.

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