Cinema: The New Pictures: May 1, 1939

Dark Victory (Warner Bros.-First National), if it were an automobile, would be a Rolls-Royce with a Brewster body and the very best trimmings. Though not up to Wuthering Heights (TIME, April 17), it is one of the best star vehicles Hollywood has produced this year. As a play, it was not a success when Tallulah Bankhead took it to Broadway four years ago. Refashioned by Screenwriter Casey Robinson to fit Bette Davis, Warners' most talented and ambitious star, it gives her a chance to do a good job and puts her well up in...

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