In This Our Life

Olivia de Havilland  is honored  the THE OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND CENTENARY BLOGATHON post today as It is hosted by IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD whom is my lovely friend Crystal Kalyana Pacey. and the lovely Phyllis from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. So thanks to hosts and be sure to check out others form this event. So today i review this classic gem.

In This Our Life review

In this melodrama, pampered sibling Stanley Timberlake (Bette Davis) is 24 hours away from marrying her lawyer fiancé, Craig Fleming (George Brent), when she absconds with Dr. Peter Kingsmill (Dennis Morgan), the husband of her sister Roy Timberlake (Olivia de Havilland). To clear the way for her sister’s marriage to Peter, Roy quickly divorces him, but then starts seeing her sister’s former fiancé, Craig. Stanley’s true nature begins to reveal itself, forcing Peter to look for a way out.

In This Our Life is adapted from the novel of the same name by Ellen Glasgow. Bette davis is perfect as a model sociopath. Olivia de Havilland really outshines Bette Davis by a strong and intelligent performance. Charles Coburn gives such a great performance. The cast all give such wonderful performances with a wonderful musical score by Alfred Newman with wonderful direction by John Huston. John Huston directs the film with just the right pacing and style with such wonderful acting and a great score. This is one magical gem that will stay with you for ages.

The Ruth Rating:five bette's

I hope you enjoyed this review today as i talked about one of the many classics starring Olivia de HAVILLAND.  So thanks to wonderful hosts of this event as it was a joy to honor this actress for her 100th birthday today. 

Olivia de Havilland is an icon that forever remains one of the defining legends of the screen. She turns 100 years today. She had such wonderful performances in so many classic movies its just a joy to talk about her acting in this wonderful gem as she starred in many classic movies. so here’s to you miss you earned it happy birthday Olivia de Havilland.


There’s something about Olivia de Havilland that has always set her apart from other actresses. Maybe it’s the combination of warmth, sensitivity and intelligence she conveys, or the way her good looks have always been further enhanced by the ever-present twinkle in her eyes or the wisdom you sense behind those orbs.;Robert Osborne,happy birthday Olivia de Havilland. #‎OdeH100‬‪#‎OliviadeHavilland‬,happy grand birthday to a legend.


10 thoughts on “In This Our Life

  1. Phyl says:

    Love your last paragraph there – so true!

    I can’t really forgive Bette for what she did to Dennis Morgan in this film.

    Thanks for contributing to the Blogathon!!!

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