20 April 2006 | Incalculacable
The Sisters (1938) is a little-known Bette Davis movie set in the Victorian era. Louise Elliott (Bette Davis) is expecting a proposal any minute but when she goes to celebrate the inauguration of Teddy Roosevelt, her mind changes when she meets the charming Frank Medlin (a young Errol Flynn). They elope to San Francisco and start their life together. Meanwhile, her two younger sisters back home are making decisions of their own.
This is a predictable story, yes, but that does not make it less entertaining. It was a sweet and hopeful movie. Bette Davis is just amazing in it as the sweet sister, hopelessly in life. Her accent is much changed from the last movie I saw her in. Errol Flynn is very dashing, but I can't help thinking he looks a little different from what I remember him as Robin Hood. His acting isn't the best, but he does his best with the material given to him. It's a little soppy at times (especally Flynn's lines) but it brings a smile to your face - it doesn't make you cringe.
Overall, a lovely little drama from start to finish. Bette Davis is her usual perfect, captivating self. Thoroughly enjoyable.