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Re: BETTE DAVIS FLASH ALERT SATURDAY NOON EASTERN TCM

Great background info, thanks @stevieb !   Hellman and Hammett  were indeed a thing, for a number of years.  Although interestingly, others who knew them came along later to say later that Hellman made it more of an idyllic, ongoing "romance for the ages" than it was...  that was one problem with Hellman and her admittedly riveting memoirs.  Contemporaries have disputed various things that she presented one way, and others peceived another way....  Knowing that, I still find her memoirs an enjoyable read.

 

I didn't know Boyer was considered for that part!   As good as he was, I'm glad Lukas got it.  That weary, painfully honest scrutiny that he portrayed "Kurt" bringing to his life as an antifascist-- that makes it for me such a rich performance...