Jezebel

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1938
  • Running time: 103 min
OSCAR WINNER: Best Actress - Bette Davis Best Supporting Actress - Fay Bainter In this 1938 classic, Bette Davis stars in her Academy Award-winning role as the beautiful, charming, ruthless Southern belle who scandalizes New Orleans society—destroying... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Actress - Bette Davis Best Supporting Actress - Fay Bainter In this 1938 classic, Bette Davis stars in her Academy Award-winning role as the beautiful, charming, ruthless Southern belle who scandalizes New Orleans society—destroying the men who love her—a vixen who earns the name Jezebel . Julie Marsden (Davis) has a place in New Orleans society and a man who adores her, Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda), but she scandalizes society and her beau when she insists on wearing a stunning red gown to a ball that requires ladies to be dressed in white. Marsden's headstrong action begins a chain of events that will reveal both her raw viciousness and the profound depth of her love and sacrifice for the man she lost. Fay Bainter also grabbed an Oscar for "Best Supporting Actress," and the film, itself, was nominated for "Best Picture."

Original Release

03/26/1938

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Cast

Bette Davis Julie Marsden
Henry Fonda Preston Dillard
George Brent Buck Cantrell
Margaret Lindsay Amy Bradford Dillard
Donald Crisp Dr. Livingstone
Fay Bainter Aunt Belle Massey
Richard Cromwell Ted Dillard
Henry O'Neill General Theopholus Bogardus
Spring Byington Mrs. Kendrick
John Litel Jean La Cour
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Wyler

Writers

Owen Davis, John Huston, Abem Finkel, Clements Ripley, Robert Buckner, Louis F. Edelman

Cast

Bette Davis Julie Marsden
Henry Fonda Preston Dillard
George Brent Buck Cantrell
Margaret Lindsay Amy Bradford Dillard
Donald Crisp Dr. Livingstone
Fay Bainter Aunt Belle Massey
Richard Cromwell Ted Dillard
Henry O'Neill General Theopholus Bogardus
Spring Byington Mrs. Kendrick
John Litel Jean La Cour
Irving Pichel Huger
Theresa Harris Zette
Janet Shaw Molly Allen
Margaret Early Stephanie Kendrick
Lew Payton Uncle Cato (as Lou Payton)
Gordon Oliver Dick Allen
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Gros Bat (as Eddie Anderson)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Ti Bat (as Stymie Beard)
Georges Renavent De Lautruc (as George Renevant)
Mary Field Woman at the Olympus Ball (uncredited)

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
William Wyler Producer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Henry Blanke Producer

Editors

Warren Low

1939 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1939 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1939 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Nominated
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