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The Great Lie

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After her long-time boyfriend, pilot Pete Van Allen (George Brent), marries fiery concert pianist Sandra Kovak (Mary Astor) while drunk, Maggie Patterson (Bette Davis) is heartbroken. Pete learns the marriage is illegal, yet dutifully offers to remarry Sandra. But when she refuses to alter a performance date to do so, Pete returns to Maggie and marries her. Soon after, Pete goes missing on a flight -- and when Maggie learns Sandra is carrying Pete's baby, she makes the pianist a shocking offer.

Cast & Crew

Bette Davis
Maggie Patterson Van Allen
George Brent
Peter "Pete" Van Allen
Mary Astor
Sandra Kovak
Lucile Watson
Aunt Ada Greenfield
Grant Mitchell
Joshua "Josh" Mason
Jerome Cowan
Jock H. Thompson
Sam McDaniel
Jefferson Washington
Thurston Hall
Oscar Worthington "Worthy" James
Russell Hicks
Col. Harriston
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Critic Reviews for The Great Lie

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  • Apr 06, 2008
    Mary Astor really dominates this in an oscar winning performance but she and Bette have a good chemistry together.
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