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A Stolen Life


Bette Davis plays two roles, twin sisters, one of them evil. The good girl falls in love with a simple lighthouse keeper (Glenn Ford), and the bad one takes him away from her. She next falls for a truly detestable “artist,” the kind of asshole who doesn’t think anyone else’s work is any good. When we get a glimpse of his stuff, it is laughable knockoffs of Picasso and Kandinsky. And he has the nerve to think Bette’s landscapes and portraits are derivative! About halfway through I lost interest, because I didn’t care of she got Glenn back, since he’s a dope if he abandons the good twin, and I only hoped the artist would get run over by a bus.