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Kit Marlowe (Bette Davis) is an author whose work is critically acclaimed, yet it has not helped her achieve financial success. Her friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins), however, has developed a knack for writing best-selling trashy novels. After eight years of marriage, Millie's long suffering husband, Preston (John Loder), shocks her by asking for a divorce. When Millie learns that her husband has been secretly in love with Kit the whole time, a feud develops between the women.

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  • Dec 18, 2011
    How did I go so many years without someone telling me that I had to see "Old Acquaintance"? It's just a melodrama, but it's one of the best, most satisfying, and most unique that Bette Davis made in her heyday, the 1940s. Davis plays a serious, high-minded novelist, and Miriam Hopkins plays a deliciously petulant, semi-educated, narcissistic writer of pulp fiction. The two have a life-long friendship with many ups and downs and subtle cross-currents of rivalry and devotion. In the last half-hour, there are some surprising twists that had my head spinning. And the final message is to some degree a celebration of women remaining unmarried, which I loved. I had a rip-roaring good time watching this classic, and I'm sad that its reputation has faded over the years. It deserves to be better known.
    William D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2010
    Another film where the lead performance (Bette) is far stronger than the film itself. I am admiring her talent more and more. Loving her menswear inspired costumes!
    Laura C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2008
    bette & miriam are a hoot together!
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