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56 Ratings

The Great Lie

Directed by Edmund Goulding
United States, 1941


Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she’s not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete’s baby.

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The Great Lie Directed by Edmund Goulding

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1942 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Critics reviews

I was thrilled to discover that [Mary Astor] was amazing at playing a poisonously vile woman. She is a joy to detest.
December 28, 2018
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