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The Great Lie (1941)

108 min - Action, Drama, Romance - 12 April 1941
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Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby.

Director:  Edmund Goulding
Stars:  Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Grant Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Charles Trowbridge, Thurston Hall, Russell Hicks, Virginia Brissac, J. Farrell MacDonald, Addison Richards, Sam McDaniel, Doris Lloyd, George Reed, Ernestine Wade

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Storyline

Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby.



Tagline: Sometimes there's a terrible penalty for telling the truth.

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  12 April 1941

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 48 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Mary Astor {“Sandra Kovak”} – WON


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