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Diva/Mensch pair for Nov 9, 2022

The year was 1944. These two ladies were nominated for Best Actress. The winner was Ingrid Bergman for *Gaslight.*

Diva: Barbara Stanwyck in *Double Indemnity*

Mensch: Claudette Colbert in *Since You Went Away*

*Double Indemnity* is a great film noir and Stanwyck is one of the greatest femme fatales ever. Fire and ice, baby. And listen to that crackling dialogue.

I saw *Since You Went Away* a couple years ago and it's a well-made family melodrama. Colbert is the emotional center of the movie - - she's warm and sincere, just what's needed.

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