Film Bette Davis Pre-Code Roles

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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress bette davis in the pre-code genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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Ex-Lady is a 1933 American comedy film directed by Robert Florey. The screenplay by David Boehm is based on an unproduced play by Edith Fitzgerald and Robert Riskin. It is a lightweight and modern version of a drawing room comedy. The film was made before the Motion Picture Production Code was in force, and it is risqué: in subject matter, in staging and in the fairly revealing negligees that Bette Davis's character wears. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd, Monroe Owsley, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Robert Florey

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Fashions of 1934 is a 1934 Pre-Code American musical comedy film directed by William Dieterle with musical numbers created and directed by Busby Berkeley. The screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert and Carl Erickson was based on the story The Fashion Plate by Harry Collins and Warren Duff. The film stars William Powell, Bette Davis, Hugh Herbert and Frank McHugh, and has songs by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal.. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, William Powell, Reginald Owen, Frank McHugh, Henry O'Neill, + more

Initial Release: 1934

Directed by: William Dieterle

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Of Human Bondage is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and is widely regarded by critics as the film that made Bette Davis a star. The screenplay by Lester Cohen is based on the 1915 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. The film was remade in 1946 and again in 1964. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny, Frances Dee, Reginald Owen, + more

Initial Release: 1934

Directed by: John Cromwell

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Satan Met a Lady is a 1936 American detective film directed by William Dieterle and starring Bette Davis. The screenplay by Brown Holmes is a loose adaptation of the 1930 novel The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, which was previously filmed five years earlier, Pre-Code, under its original title and would be remade again five years later by director John Huston with Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bette Davis, Warren William, nm0871546, Alison Skipworth

Initial Release: 1936

Directed by: William Dieterle

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