Elizabeth Montgomery (clip) - From Dark Victory

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Elizabeth Montgomery (clip) - From Dark Victory

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Feb 26, 2015 at 2:06am, brianmandude wrote:

One of the greatest smokers of all time.
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The movie is "Dark Victory" Which was a TV movie re-make of an older Betty Davis movie. I'm fairly certain that she is smoking B&H 100's in this as that was a very popular all white 100 back in the 70's.

Feb 26, 2015 at 1:15pm, Dan wrote:

You would not beleive how many black and white movies I have seen over the past few years, and I'd say 85% of them had at least some smoking, perhaps a lightup, but something. Bette Davis is another hero of mine, and she is famous for smoking more than one together, on one famous occasion - 3 together. She lived forever and never quit. But the funny thing to this story is I only saw the original movie Dark Victory a few days ago. The original I'd say is an 8/10 movie, but I dont think its a smoke movie, perhaps 3/10 on that score. Its the tale of a woman with a brain tumour who falls for her doctor, only the doctor wont tell her she's dying. I tear jerker and a great movie. I dont tend to enjoy TV remakes as much, although like 12 Angry Men there are a few exceptions. ;) Yes I do love old movies for the smoking, and in those days it was of course perfectly natural. I cant stand movies made after 2005/10 frankly, with thousands of classic Oscar winning performances waiting to be watched and relived. ..but I could talk old movies forever. I may check out this sequel for research purposes. ;)

Feb 27, 2015 at 2:38pm, brianmandude wrote:

maybe these links will help

www.ioffer.com/i/dark-victory-dvd-1976- ... -518107229


American TV movies and old min-series rarely get transferred to DVD and this one is 2 and a half hours so unlikely will ever see the light of day.

I emailed the guy with the one on ioffer once and he responded....could be a good bet.
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