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Dark Victory (1939)

104 min - Drama, Romance - 22 April 1939
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Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor. After surgery she falls in love with Steele. The doctor tells her secretary that the tumor will come back and eventually kill her. Learning this, Judith becomes manic and depressive. Her horse trainer Michael, who loves her, tells her to get as much out of life as she can. She marries Steele who intends to find a cure for her illness. As he goes off to a conference in New York failing eyesight indicates to Judith that she is dying.

Director:  Edmund Goulding
Stars:  Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Henry Travers, Cora Witherspoon, Dorothy Peterson, Virginia Brissac, Charles Richman, Herbert Rawlinson, Leonard Mudie, Fay Helm, Lottie Williams, Black Ace, Marian Alden, Wilda Bennett, Diane Bernard, Richard Bond, Sidney Bracey, Nat Carr, Glen Cavender, Mary Currier, Frank Darien, Edgar Edwards, Paulette Evans, Jack A. Goodrich, Eddie Graham, John Harron, Leyland Hodgson, Stuart Holmes, Alexander Leftwich, Frank Mayo, Will Morgan, Jack Mower, David Newell, Wedgwood Nowell, Ila Rhodes, John Ridgely, Speirs Ruskell, Cliff Saum, Jeffrey Sayre, Amzie Strickland, Rosella Towne, William Worthington, Maris Wrixon

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Storyline

Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor. After surgery she falls in love with Steele. The doctor tells her secretary that the tumor will come back and eventually kill her. Learning this, Judith becomes manic and depressive. Her horse trainer Michael, who loves her, tells her to get as much out of life as she can. She marries Steele who intends to find a cure for her illness. As he goes off to a conference in New York failing eyesight indicates to Judith that she is dying.



Tagline: I've Crammed EVERY MINUTE SO FULL of waste. And now there's so little time. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid!

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  22 April 1939

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 44 min

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