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Dark Victory (1939) Blu-ray
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Dark Victory (1939)

Judith Traherne (Bette Davis) is a young, carefree, Long Island socialite and heiress with a passion for horses, fast cars, and too much smoking and drinking. She initially ignores severe headaches and brief episodes of dizziness and double vision, but when she uncharacteristically takes a spill while riding, and then tumbles down a flight of stairs, her secretary and best friend Ann King insists she see the family doctor, who refers her to specialist Dr. Frederick Steele. He convinces her the ailments she is experiencing are serious and potentially life-threatening, and when diagnostic tests confirm his suspicions, Judith agrees to surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. Steele discovers the tumor cannot be completely removed, and realizes she has less than a year to live. The end will be painless but swift—shortly after experiencing total blindness, Judith will die. In order to allow her a few more months of happiness, Steele opts to keep the diagnosis a secret and Judith and Steele become involved romantically and eventually engaged. Judith discovers her case history file containing letters from several doctors, all of them confirming Steele's prognosis. Assuming Steele was marrying her out of pity, Judith breaks off the engagement and reverts to her former lifestyle. One day, her stablemaster Michael O'Leary, who for years has loved her from afar, confronts her about her unruly behavior and she confesses she is dying. Their conversation convinces her she should spend her final months happy, dignified, and with the man she loves. She apologizes to Steele, and the two marry and move to Vermont, where she realizes she actually is losing her vision and approaching the end...

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Travers, Ronald Reagan
Director: Edmund Goulding

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