The film starts with Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis) running up the stairs of a college concert hall in New York in the rain. She slips into the auditorium, and her eyes fill with tears as she recognises the cellist on centre stage. He is Karol Novak (Paul Henried), her past love that has been trapped in neutral sweden for the duration of WWII. When he comes out of the hall, he is bombarded with questions by college news paper reporters, and one asks him who his favourite composers are. He answers with a list of famous composers and ends with "And of course Hollenius." While he is sitting in his dressing room, he spots Christine outside his door and their eyes meet in the mirror, they run towards each other and embrace as Christine says "I thought you where dead! I saw them kill you," (of course this is said with much emotion and Bette Davis crying). She takes him back to her apartment, and on the way she explains to him how she hasn't been doing very well financially since she moved to New York, but the decor and furniture in her so called "apartment" (more like large penthouse) suggest otherwise.
|Bette and John Abbot having a smoke during a break.|
Here is a link to the trailer on YouTube
P.S. I got deception in a Bette box set which came with: The Old Maid, All This And Heaven Too, Watch On The Rhine (haven't seen that yet though), Deception, In This Our Life, and The Great Lie. I also have another one of her box sets. Search into amazon "Bette Davis Collection Vol. 3" for the one I listed, and "The Bette Davis Collection" for the other one. So I'm not sure if you can get Deception on its own.