Jezebel (1938) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by William Wyler, Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke.
Jezebel was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.
Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Fay Bainter||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Ernest Haller||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Nominated|
Jezebel (1938): A Bette Davis Southern BelleBy 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2019 From 4 Star Films
The oldest movie?theater near where I grew up was built in 1938 and by some?peculiar coincidence, Bette Davis is said to have driven by the establishment time and time again. Being the iron-willed personality that she was, the rising star demanded they open with her latest movie. (I?assume very few ... Read full article
TCM Classic Film Festival Day 1: 7 Seconds of Bette Davis in JEZEBEL (1938)By Lara on Apr 6, 2017 From Backlots
This afternoon, classic film fans from around the country and the world descended upon the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that runs from the Roosevelt Hotel?to the Egyptian Theater for the opening of the TCM Classic Film Festival. For much of the day, the street was completely blocked off for the re... Read full article
Jezebel (1938) (3)By Beatrice on Nov 23, 2013 From Flickers in Time
Jezebel Directed by William Wyler Written by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel and John Huston from the play by Owen Davis 1938/USA Warner Bros Repeat viewing #120 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Julie Marsden: Can’t I? I’m goin’ to. This is 1852, dumplin’. 1852, not ... Read full article
Jezebel (1938) (2)By Brandy Dean on Nov 21, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
When the novel Gone with the Wind became a runaway best-seller, the office of independent producer and films rights holder David O. Selznick was flooded with fan suggestions for casting. They wanted Clark Gable as Butler (natch) but they also really, really wanted Bette Davis as Scarlett O’Har... Read full article
Jezebel (1938) (1)on Aug 14, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film
**This is an entry in participation with the 2013 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard On Film** “I do declare…” that Jezebel is a darker, sexually potent version of Gone With the Wind…and enjoyable to boot (you all s... Read full article
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Julie: He will
Aunt Belle: But Julene!
Julie: Now dumplin' don't you fret about Pres I've been training him for years!
Aunt Belle: Like that man-killing horse you bought!
Julie: Pres was outrageous! He had no right to tell me what i could ride and what i couldnt!
Aunt Belle: The horse showed you what you couldn't! You broke your collar bone and your engagement!
Julie: And they both mended so i was right after all
[Smiles at Aunt Belle happily]
Julie Marsden: [Preston returns after breaking their engagement] Pres, I can't believe it's you here. I dreamed about it so long. A lifetime. No, longer than that. I put on this white dress for you to help me tell ya how humbly I ask you to forgive me.
[She drops to the floor]
Buck Cantrell: To the very good health of the future Ms. Dillard.
Julie Marsden: Buck. Aren't you gonna wish me happiness too?
Buck Cantrell: What's the use? You won't get it. Marryin' a traitor and goin' up North.
Julie Marsden: Pres is a banker, not a traitor. I'll thank ya to remember that.
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In order to minimize the impact of potentially going over budget (as this film did), director William Wyler shot all of the most expensive scenes first.
According to Robert Osborne, Julie's red dress was actually bronze colored, because bronze showed up better on black and white film than red would.
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