The Old Maid (1939) / Warner Bros
Directed By: Edmund Goulding / Film based on the book by Edith Wharton
Starring: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins & George Brent
"Vividly, unforgettably, a woman's love starved soul is revealed. All those strange secrets she locks in her heart ... moments of rapture and of heartbreak ... longings that no man can fathom. Of these has the year's finest picture been woven!"
Charlotte Lovell: She thinks I can't understand her. She considers me an old maid.
Charlotte Lovell: Oh, but you needn't pity me. Because she's really mine. If she considers me an old maid, it's because I've deliberately made myself one in her eyes. I've done it from the beginning so she wouldn't have the least suspicion. I've practised everything I've ever had to say to her, if it was important, so that I'd sound like an old maid aunt talking. Not her mother.
Delia (Hopkins) and Charlotte (Davis) are both head strong sisters whom are in love with the same man, Clem (Brent). Clem dies in the Civil War and has left Charlotte with a daughter whom have never married prior to him leaving. Both sisters end up living together in a grand mansion with Delia adopting Charlotte's daughter. What a lovely film that is acting wonderfully by both Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins whom never got along on set due to prior personal issues.