Film Bette Davis Film Noir Roles

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List of Film noir movies/films with performances by Bette Davis, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Bette Davis Film noir roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Bette Davis Film noir movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Bette Davis has become known for playing characters in Film noir movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

List movies include The Letter, Deception and many additional movies as well.

This list answers the questions, "What Film noir movies has Bette Davis been in?" and "What are the best Bette Davis Film noir roles?"

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Beyond the Forest is a 1949 American film noir directed by King Vidor and featuring Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian and Ruth Roman. The screenplay is written by Lenore J. Coffee based on a novel by Stuart Engstrand. The film marks Davis' last appearance as a contract actress for Warner, after eighteen years with the studio. She tried several times to walk away from the film, but Warner refused to release her from their employment contract. She remembered the project as "a terrible movie" and the death scene at her end in the film as "the longest death scene ever seen on the screen." ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

Initial Release: 1949

Directed by: King Vidor

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Deception is a 1946 film noir released by Warner Brothers, and directed by Irving Rapper. The film is based on the play Monsieur Lamberthier by Louis Verneuil. The screenplay was written by John Collier and Joseph Than. It stars Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains who had also appeared together in the highly successful Now, Voyager. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, John Abbott, Benson Fong

Initial Release: 1946

Directed by: Irving Rapper

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Hell's House is a 1932 American drama film starring Junior Durkin, featuring Bette Davis and directed by Howard Higgin. The screenplay by Paul Gangelin and B. Harrison Orkow, set during the waning days of the Prohibition era, is based on a story by Higgin. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin

Initial Release: 1932

Directed by: Howard Higgin

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The Letter is a 1940 American film noir directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson. The screenplay by Howard E. Koch is based on the 1927 play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham. The play was originally filmed in 1929, by director Jean de Limur. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall, Cecil Kellaway, Doris Lloyd, + more

Initial Release: 1940

Directed by: William Wyler

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#22 on The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1940s

#39 on The Greatest Classic Romance Movies

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