Bette Davis Project

The SBBN Bette Davis Project began on April 5, 2009 — Bette’s 101st birthday. Originally intended as an opportunity to watch all the Bette Davis films I had not yet seen, over the years it’s morphed into a comprehensive retrospective of all her performances, including made-for-TV movies and television guest appearances.

Below is a list of all of Bette’s films, per the IMDb, with links to Project posts, if any. I can’t promise this list will be diligently updated — if there is one thing I’ve learned from blogging it’s that nothing ever gets done on time when I’m involved — but you can always click on The Bette Davis Project tag and see all the entries to date. As a general rule of thumb, the posts get better the more recent they are, and those from the first years of the Project tend toward summary more than discussion.

 

1. The Bad Sister (1931) …. Laura Madison
2. Seed (1931) …. Margaret Carter
3. Waterloo Bridge (1931) …. Janet Cronin
4. Way Back Home (1931) …. Mary Lucy
5. The Menace (1932) …. Peggy Lowell
6. Hell’s House (1932) …. Peggy Gardner
7. The Man Who Played God (1932) …. Grace Blair
8. So Big! (1932) …. Miss Dallas O’Mara
9. The Rich Are Always with Us (1932) …. Malbro
10. The Dark Horse (1932) …. Kay Russell
11. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) …. Madge
12. Three on a Match (1932) …. Ruth Wescott
13. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) …. Fay Wilson
14. Just Around the Corner (1933) …. Ginger
15. Parachute Jumper (1933) …. Patricia ‘Alabama’ Brent
16. The Working Man (1933) …. Jenny
17. Ex-Lady (1933) …. Helen Bauer
18. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) …. Norma Roberts
19. The Big Shakedown (1934) …. Norma Nelson
20. Fashions of 1934 (1934) …. Lynn
21. Jimmy the Gent (1934) …. Joan
22. Fog Over Frisco (1934) …. Arlene
23. Of Human Bondage (1934) …. Mildred
24. Housewife (1934) …. Patricia Berkeley
25. Bordertown (1935) …. Marie Roark
26. The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) …. Miriam A. Brady
27. Front Page Woman (1935) …. Ellen Garfield (also see the revisit post and photo gallery)
28. Special Agent (1935) …. Julie Gardner
29. Dangerous (1935) …. Joyce Heath
30. The Petrified Forest (1936) …. Gabrielle Maple
31. The Golden Arrow (1936) …. Daisy Appleby
32. Satan Met a Lady (1936) …. Valerie Purvis
33. Marked Woman (1937) …. Mary
34. Kid Galahad (1937) …. Fluff
35. That Certain Woman (1937) …. Mary Donnell
36. It’s Love I’m After (1937) …. Joyce
37. Jezebel (1938) …. Julie
38. The Sisters (1938) …. Louise Elliott Medlin
39. Dark Victory (1939) …. Judith Traherne
40. Juarez (1939) …. Carlota
41. The Old Maid (1939) …. Charlotte Lovell
42. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) …. Queen Elizabeth
43. If I Forget You (1940) …. Bette Davis
44. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) …. Henriette Deluzy-Desportes
45. The Letter (1940) …. Leslie Crosbie
46. The Great Lie (1941) …. Maggie Patterson Van Allen
47. Shining Victory (1941) (uncredited) …. Nurse
48. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) …. Joan Winfield
49. The Little Foxes (1941) …. Regina Giddens
50. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) …. Maggie Cutler
51. In This Our Life (1942) …. Stanley Timberlake
52. Now, Voyager (1942) …. Charlotte Vale
53. Watch on the Rhine (1943) …. Sara Muller
54. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) …. Bette Davis
55. Old Acquaintance (1943) …. Kit Marlowe
56. Mr. Skeffington (1944) …. Fanny Trellis Skeffington
57. Hollywood Canteen (1944) …. Bette Davis
58. The Corn Is Green (1945) …. Miss Lilly Moffat
59. A Stolen Life (1946) …. Kate Bosworth/Patricia Bosworth
60. Deception (1946) …. Christine Radcliffe
61. Winter Meeting (1948) …. Susan Grieve
62. June Bride (1948) …. Linda Gilman
63. Beyond the Forest (1949) …. Rosa Moline
64. All About Eve (1950) …. Margo
65. Payment on Demand (1951) …. Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson)
66. Another Man’s Poison (1951) …. Janet Frobisher
67. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) …. Marie Hoke
68. “All Star Revue” – Episode #2.33 (1952)
69. The Star (1952) …. Margaret Elliot
70. The Virgin Queen (1955) …. Queen Elizabeth I
71. “The 20th Century-Fox Hour” – Crack-Up (1956)
72. The Catered Affair (1956) …. Mrs. Agnes Hurley
73. Storm Center (1956) …. Alicia Hull
74. “Schlitz Playhouse” – For Better, for Worse (1957)
75. “The Ford Television Theatre” – Footnote on a Doll (1957)
76. “G.E. True Theater” – With Malice Toward One (1957)
77. “Telephone Time” – Stranded (1957)
78. “Studio 57” – The Starmaker (1958)
79. “G.E. True Theater” – The Cold Touch (1958)
80. “Suspicion” – Fraction of a Second (1958)
81. “Wagon Train” – The Ella Lindstrom Story (1959)
82. “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” – Out There – Darkness (1959)
83. John Paul Jones (1959) …. Empress Catherine the Great
84. The Scapegoat (1959) …. Countess
85. “Wagon Train” – The Elizabeth McQueeny Story (1959) (supplemental post)
86. “The DuPont Show with June Allyson” – Dark Morning (1959)
87. Pocketful of Miracles (1961) …. Apple Annie
88. “Wagon Train” – The Bettina May Story (1961)
89. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) …. Baby Jane Hudson
90. “The Virginian” – The Accomplice (1962)
91. “Perry Mason” – The Case of Constant Doyle (1963)
92. The Empty Canvas (1963) …. Dino’s mother
93. Dead Ringer (1964) …. Margaret DeLorca/Edith Phillips
94. Where Love Has Gone (1964) …. Mrs. Gerald Hayden
95. Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) …. Charlotte
96. The Decorator (1965) (TV) …. Liz
97. The Nanny (1965) …. Nanny
98. “Gunsmoke” – The Jailer (1966)
99. The Anniversary (1968) …. Mrs. Taggart
100. “It Takes a Thief” – Touch of Magic (1970) TV episode …. Bessie Grindel
101. Connecting Rooms (1970) …. Wanda Fleming
102. Bunny O’Hare (1971) …. Bunny O’Hare
103. Madame Sin (1972) …. Madame Sin
104. Lo scopone scientifico/The Scopone Game (1972) …. The Millionairess
105. The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972) (TV) …. Judge Meredith
106. Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) (TV) …. Mrs. Elliott
107. Hello Mother, Goodbye! (1974) (TV)
108. Burnt Offerings (1976) …. Aunt Elizabeth
109. The Disappearance of Aimee (1976) (TV) …. Minnie Kennedy
110. “Laugh-In” (1977)
111. “The Dark Secret of Harvest Home” (1978) TV mini-series …. Widow Fortune
112. Return from Witch Mountain (1978) …. Letha
113. Death on the Nile (1978) …. Mrs. Van Schuyler
114. Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979) (TV) …. Lucy Mason
115. White Mama (1980) (TV) …. Adele Malone
116. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) …. Mrs. Aylwood
117. Skyward (1980) (TV) …. Billie Dupree
118. Family Reunion (1981) (TV) …. Elizabeth Winfield
119. A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982) (TV) …. Esther McDonald Cimino
120. Little Gloria… Happy at Last (1982) (TV) …. Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt
121. “Hotel” (1983)
122. Right of Way (1983) (TV) …. Mini Dwyer
123. Murder with Mirrors (1985) (TV) …. Carrie Louise Serrocold
124. As Summers Die (1986) (TV) …. Hannah Loftin
125. The Whales of August (1987) …. Libby Strong
126. Wicked Stepmother (1989) …. Miranda Pierpoint

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