Edie has to find the combination to the jewelry safe, pretend she knows Maggie's friends, and learn to forge her signature - she solves that by burning her hand so bad she has to use her left hand. Later the same day, which is also the sisters' birthday, Edith rings Margaret and orders her to come over. Her voice is familiar, very familiar. The film takes place in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. After Edie brusquely sends him away, he becomes suspicious that something is wrong. He utilizes interesting camera angles and zooms in for several dramatic close-ups of his famous big-eyed star. When Jim arrives to arrest her, Edith confesses her true identity.
. In fact he remembers her birthday and gives her a watch, but Edith is so consumed with her problems that she is almost oblivious to his being there. The film marks the second time Davis played twin sisters, the first being in the 1946 film. The burial scene took place inside the in Los Angeles. While Margaret now enjoys a life of ease and wealth, Edith is struggling financially; her business, a , is losing money and she is threatened with eviction for not paying her bills. A few moments later, her friend Jim Hobbson Karl Malden enters with a birthday present. Dead Ringer belongs to its star.
He tells Maggie he had planned on marrying Edith when he retired. Tony blackmails Edith over the killing of Margaret, and receives very expensive jewelry as payment. The jazz combo in Edie's Bar was composed of electronic organist and drummer , both noted musicians, but uncredited in the film. She gratefully lights one up. Other end of megaphone gives henreid new outlook.
So she kills Margaret and assumes her identity and life-style. Monika Henried, one of his two daughters, plays Janet the maid. Synopsis The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. Clearly no good is about to happen. Blackwell can also be seen as a lounge singer at the piano in the 1959 romantic comedy Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Edith kills her sister and assumes her identity.
The story is essentially the same, but we see more of the dilemma of trying to pass as the other sister. She lives in a mansion with servants waiting on her hand and foot and wears glamorous designer gowns. He then arrests Maggie on suspicion of murder. Her manic smoking mannerisms, exaggerated diction and hoarse speaking voice all reached their pinnacle in Dead Ringer. A Life At The Movies. The script contrives a lot of other hurdles for her to overcome and herein lies the fascination in wondering how she will fool everyone until the denouement. The plot takes several twists and turns before the unexpected ending.
This is a classic Bette Davis movie. Another interesting fact about the movie is that Davis plays twin sisters. For this reason, Dead Ringer is sometimes mistakenly listed as a remake of A Stolen Life. The dowdy twin kills the rich twin and assumes her identity. Anyway I would love to invite you to join in.
The person being buried is Frank De Lorca, Maggie's husband who, as we quickly learn, Maggie stole from her sister Edith during the war. But Edie will have none of that. She lovingly runs her hand along the footboard of the bed before noticing a box of cigarette's on the nightstand. Davis had also played twin sisters in an earlier film titled A Stolen Life. He repeats the same music to underscore scenes of high drama or when something shocking is being revealed.
A look of fear comes over Maggie's face. Jim, feeling uneasy, comes back just after the murder but hears what he assumes is the two sisters singing and joking together, and doesn't go up the stairs to check. For the second time in her long and illustrious career Bette Davis played twins the first time was in A Stolen Life in 1946. On a side note, did anyone else notice the bar singer as the same singer in Pillow Talk? The film was directed by the actor , Davis' co-star in the 1942 romantic drama. Dead Ringer itself was remade in 1986 as Killer in the Mirror, a made-for-television movie starring. The light fall across a Great Dane.