Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

A FILM BY: Paul Henreid
WRITTEN BY: Albert Beich, Oscar Millard
STARRING: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey

What happened to Bette Davis after WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? Her career was reborn. Warner Bros. encored it with another vehicle filled with Baby Jane-like bite and menace: DEAD RINGER, stylishly directed by Davis' NOW, VOYAGER costar Paul Henreid. Davis plays estranged identical twins. Unmarried Edith has no money, no future. Widow Margaret has fabulous wealth – all because of marriage to the man she stole from Edith years ago. Out of long-festering revenge, Edith kills Margaret and takes her place. But new friends and surroundings, a snoopy cop (Karl Malden) who was Edith's beau and the arrival of Margaret's secret lover (Peter Lawford) may expose her masquerade.

35mm collection print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

Technical Information

Production Year: 1964
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 116 mins
Format: 35mm