Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 9, 1953

The Star (Bert Friedlob; 20th Century-Fox) is a fading movie queen (Bette Davis) who is down to her last few dollars and her last several thousand tantrums. Washed up, and with only an old Oscar to keep her company, she tries unsuccessfully to make a movie comeback. The fadeout finds her happy in the realization that, although she is through as an actress, she has a great career ahead of her as a woman with an honest, simple boat mechanic (Sterling Hayden) who has loved her all along. Joyously, at the fadeout, she speeds...

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