“Housewife” on TCM


Housewife is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, April 11 at 10:15am EST.

It’s been a while since I watched this 1934 feature which pairs up Ann Dvorak and Bette Davis for a second and final time. This story about a devoted housewife (Dvorak) who supports her husband both morally and financially, only to have him stray after a successful vixen (Davis) is not groundbreaking, but it’s enjoyable enough. Bette has far more to do in this one than their previous pairing in Three on a Match, and it’s always fun to watch a couple of great Warner ladies sparring on screen.

I do not believe that Davis was overly fond of either picture she made with Ann, but in Whitney Stine’s Mother Goddam she did mention that she “was always impressed with Ann Dvorak’s performances. She was also a smashingly nice person.”

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