This film helped to solidify Bette Davis as a leading lady in Hollywood. It also paired her with Henry Fonda and George Brent, a favorite collaborator of hers.
“If there’s anything I admire more than a dedicated friend, it is a dedicated enemy.” – Charles Bickford as Major Henry Terrill
“I know how comfortable it is to curl up with a nice, fat book full of big words and think you’re going to solve all the problems in the universe. But you’re not, you know. A bit of action is required every now and then.” – Teresa Wright as Carol Beldon
“I want you to take a long look at the trees, the blue sky, and the river, all of which I personally loathe, which is why a juicy stretch in a French prison doesn’t bother me at all.” – Peter O’Toole as Simon Dermott
“You know, I had a dream. I dreamt I was home. I’ve had that same dream hundreds of times before. This time, I wanted to find out if it’s really true. Am I really home?” – Frederic March as Al Stephenson
“The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while.” – Heinz Hindrich as Doctor Bonnachoven