Cast; Crew; Details; Genres; Cast. Mr. Skeffington a sprawling character study centering on Fanny Trellis, a popular and superficial socialite who marries the titular character, a Jewish stock broker nicely played by Claude Rains, for financial convenience instead of love. Bette did a great job playing an equally very frustrating and yet still sympathetic character. Bette Davis & Claude Rains gave keen performances which definitely helped this to be more easily watchable even during its drier sections. We know life happens, so if something comes up, you can return or exchange your tickets up until the posted showtime. A Stolen Life Main Title: 12. Bette Davis, playing a woman fighting a losing battle with time, had an engaging role here, a hybrid of the charm her characters exude in her earlier work and the fun some of her later characters can create when Ms. Davis is playing the cold and calculating type. But now diphtheria has robbed her of her only attribute. Literal tears mar my face as I type this. was the score incredibly out of place at some points? everyone was well cast, and i don't think i have to mention how incredible miss davis was. Mr. Claude Rains you have my heart. Show All… Sign up for a FANALERT® to find out when tickets are available in your area. The direction and writing were fine. In This Our Life Main Title; Stanley and Roy; Finale The focus on her wrinkles and fallen hair created the desperate nature of this obsessed creature and the ending was one of those blissful ironies which was the perfect way to end this aging-horror story. Juarez Carlotte: 9. It is a great tragic-comedy. Trailer JustWatch. Mr. Skeffington. was it a little too melodramatic? Such transformation typically imprisons or liberates her characters but the focus is always on eventual redemption or martyrdom. Synopsis She was lucky that Mr. Skeffington was such a gentleman! The final act consists of an aging derelict Fanny trying to recapture her faded bloom. Mr. Skeffington A long deluxe soap opera that follows Davis and Rains for 26 years and gives the audience the opportunity to watch Davis age through some brilliant makeup by Perc Westmore. Bette Davis Fanny Trellis Skeffington Claude Rains Job Skeffington Walter Abel George Trellis I think I appreciate this more knowing Bette Davis had an embroidered pillow in her home that says old age ain’t no place for sissies. Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. And Bette Davis... well, do I even need to say it? An epic American soap opera, both heavy in melodrama and far too long but engaging for the star vehicle that it is, offering two Oscar nominated performances from a regal Bette Davis and the always dependable Claude Rains, a duo that commands respect from the outset. Walter Abel. Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. 1944 Directed by Vincent Sherman. Rated the #24 best film of 1944, and #5056 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). Approved Running time 140m 16s . was it a bit dull at times? Looking for movie tickets? This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Shades of Dorian Gray and Narcissus about a woman who’s spent her whole life looking into a mirror. Genres: Drama, Melodrama. It was written in 1939, and its portrayal of the role of women in that time period is nothing short of horrifying, thought it is intended to be charmingl "Mr. Skeffington" was a classic movie of Bette Davis's, so I should have known better than to read the novel it was (loosely) based on. Cast. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. Though I don't typically find Davis sensuous or alluring, she managed to be both in the role of Fannie Skeffington, a beautiful and vain woman concerned only with her youth and well being. Mr. Skeffington. It only took me about 8 years, but I'm done! Make Up. With a rather exhausting fixation on Bette Davis as a vain women who cares exclusively about her looks, it should really be called Mrs. Skeffington. Mr. Skeffington is a 1944 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth von Arnim.. Special Effects. Cast & Crew. Directed by: Vincent Sherman. Rating Info Contains mild sex and anti-Semitism references. This movie is kind of similar to Gentleman's Agreement in that it explores the antisemitic attitudes in American upper classes. Cast. Davis chews the scenery as only she could as if in preparation for the gothic camp of her Robert…. And that concludes my dive into Bette Davis' Oscar nominated performances. This…, Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. Full cast. Apparently, Claude was Bette's favorite co star and that makes me so happy. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. 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