That Certain Woman (1937)
This drama, starring Bette Davis, is a remake of director Goulding's The Trespasser which starred Gloria Swanson. The widow of a bootlegging gangster, Mary Donnell (Davis) tries to start a new life working as a secretary for attorney Lloyd Rogers (Ian Hunter). After falling in love with playboy Jack Merrick (Henry Fonda), they are married but soon torn apart by his father (Donald Crisp), who insists that Mary is not good enough for his son. When she discovers she is pregnant by Jack--who is now already married to an approved woman--she tells her boss, Lloyd. Lloyd eventually confesses his love for her and before dying, includes her and her child in his will. Once the news is out about the child, Jack's father attempts to legally take the new baby from his mother. Fearing the worst, Mary offers the child to Jack and his wife and runs away to Europe to escape the pain. After Jack's wife dies, he finally is able to break the hold from his father and happily returns to Mary. … More
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Standard weepie elevated by Bette and Henry. Anita Louise steals her one scene with some of the best acting she ever did.More
That Certain Woman starring my all time favorite Bette Davis from 1937 is a good Warner Bros film. This film teams Henry Fonda alongside Bette Davis as a couple whom face many obsticles. She has a passed with a man on the wrong side of the law and is not allowed to move on from it. Check this out film buffs!!!More
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