Movies Dead Ringer (1964, Bette Davis, Karl Malden) Published 3 months ago on December 1, 2018 Flush from her success in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Bette Davis plays identical twins caught up in a deadly drama of jealousy and greed. After 18 years of separation, poor, sweat-natured Edith and rich bitch sister Margaret meet up at the funeral of the latter’s wealthy husband, Frank de Lorca. Both women had loved Frank, and when Edie discovers that Maggie lied about being pregnant in order to get him up the aisle, she’s enraged. She shoots Margaret, dresses the body up as herself, scribbles a suicide note and assumes her twin’s identity. Edith’s barely had time to enjoy the sumptuous trappings of her new life when her murderous scam goes severely pear-shaped with the arrival of Margaret’s toy-boy, Tony (Peter Lawford). It turns out that Tony and Margaret killed Frank themselves, and now Edith finds herself under suspicion of his murder. Worse still, the detective in charge of the investigation is her old boyfriend, Jim (Karl Malden). ‘Dead Ringer is an absurd film that is compulsively viewable,’ wrote Alexander Walker in the Evening Standard. ‘Not just because it offers two Bettes for the price of one…(but also) because it puts its foot hard down on the pedal marked ‘melodrama’, damns the improbabilities and roars through to a head-on finish that has you whooping at the splendid nonsense of it all.’ Extravagantly directed by her leading man from Now Voyager , Paul Henreid, and accompanied by Andre Previn’s creepy score, Miss Davis hams it up a bug-eyed storm as only she could. production details USA | 115 minutes | 1964 Director: Paul Henreid Writers: Albert Beich/ Oscar Millard (from story by Rian James) cast Bette Davis as Margaret DeLorca / Edith Phillips Karl Malden as Sergeant Jim Hobbson Peter Lawford as Tony Collins Philip Carey as Sergeant Hoag Jean Hagen as Dede Marshall George Macready as Paul Harrison Estelle Winwood as Dona Anna George Chandler as George, Chauffeur Mario Alcalde as Garcia Cyril Delevanti as Henry, the Butler Monika Henreid as Janet Bert Remsen as Daniel ‘Dan’ Lister, Bartender Charles Watts as Apartment Manager Ken Lynch as Captain Johnson Jon Lormer as Alonzo Perry Blackwell as Organist at Edie’s Bar Charles Meredith as Defense Attorney Bryan O’Byrne as Beemis Leoda Richards as Party Guest Albert BeichBert RemsenBette DavisCrimeCyril DelevantiDramaEstelle WinwoodGeorge ChandlerGeorge MacreadyJean HagenKarl MaldenMario AlcaldeMonika HenreidOscar MillardPaul HenreidPeter LawfordPhilip CareyRian JamesThriller Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes14 hours ago Single Parents: Summer of Miggy (S1EP17 ABC Wed 27 Feb 2019) Summer of Miggy: As baby Jack prepares to walk for the first time, Miggy feels old and tries to recapture... 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