Jezebel (1938)

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Released 1-Apr-2003
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Bette Davis was unhappy when Warner Bros. refused to loan her out to star in Gone With The Wind. So Jack Warner gave her a Southern Belle role in Jezebel - and she gave a fiery performance that won 1938's Best Actress Academy Award. Davis plays Julie, an arrogant New Orleans beauty, whose attempts to goad fiancÚ Pres Dillard (Henry Fonda) to jealousy backfire. When Pres weds another woman, Julie's vengeance explodes, destroying more than one life.
Jezebel is also noted for its sumptuous sets and costumes, Fay Bainter's Oscar-winning performance and William Wyler's vivid direction, highlighted by a horrifying recreation of a yellow fever epidemic. But the film's greatest strength is Davis, whose titanic talent has never been better displayed than in Jezebel.
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Bette Davis
Henry Fonda
George Brent
Margaret Lindsay
Donald Crisp
Fay Bainter
Directed by
William Wyler
Max Steiner
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 1938 104:08 (Case: 103) 480i (NTSC) 1 4
Full Frame
English Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s)
English, French, Spanish, English for the Hearing Impaired
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