Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance

A FILM BY: Vincent Sherman
WRITTEN BY: John Van Druten, Lenore J. Coffee
STARRING: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

Childhood frenemies reunite when author Kit Marlowe (Bette Davis) forges a homecoming on her book tour, where housewife Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins) lives a simple existence. Inspired by her friend's newfound fame—and likely driven by jealousy—Millie embarks on her own writing career, finding overnight success with a series of pulpy romances. Unfolding over 20 years at breakneck speed through multiple histrionic episodes, OLD ACQUAINTANCE lends new meaning to the phrase "high-maintenance friend." - UCLA

35mm collection print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

Technical Information

Production Year: 1943
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: 35mm