Of Human Bondage

  • 1934
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Cautious adaptation of Somerset Maugham's tragic tale features the electric performance by Bette Davis that made her a star. Today, it looks a trifle much, but given time and circumstance--the stylized acting of the early sound era, and her desire to be noticed--it's a blistering job. Club-footed Philip Carey (Howard) studies painting in Paris but realizes...read more

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01:16 — A well-known doctor's affair with an ill-mannered waitress gets him into trouble.

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  • Review: Cautious adaptation of Somerset Maugham's tragic tale features the electric performance by Bette Davis that made her a star. Today, it looks a trifle much, but given time and circumstance--the stylized acting of the early sound era, and her desire to be no… (more)

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