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1952 American Movie Poster, Bette Davis in The Star

$650.00
  • 1952 American Movie Poster, Bette Davis in The Star

Unknown

1952 American Movie Poster, Bette Davis in The Star

$650.00

Date: 1952
Size: 
27.25 x 41 inches
Artist: Unknown

"Margaret "Maggie" Elliot (Bette Davis) is a bankrupt actress unwilling to accept her new non-wealthy reality. She is in denial, and confident she can build herself up again and somehow fix her career. After she gets another big deception striving to get that last one good role, she gets drunk, is arrested for driving while under the influence, and spends a night in jail. She is bailed out by Jim Johannsen (Sterling Hayden), a young former actor whom she helped in the past. Jim loves her and, helped by Margaret's daughter Gretchen (Natalie Wood), tries to make Margaret see that her big screen days as a famous actress are already over.

At a Hollywood party, she is offered a role in a new film about a falling star who can't face the fact that it's all over. This new script is dedicated to washed-up actors and actresses who are obsessed by their former glory, by what they used to look like, what kind of an impression they’d make, demanding, bribing, ambitious for power, to stay on top, those who can't look down and can't accept that their moment of glory is over and that the world has passed them by; this script changes Margaret's life. It finally makes her realize that her film career is indeed over, and she returns home to the open arms of Jim, and the love and acceptance of her daughter, from whom Margaret had previously desperately attempted to shield her own stalled career."

Recently linen backed, poster is in very good condition.