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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressBette DavisWon
Best Supporting ActressFay BainterWon
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
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Jezebel (1938): A Bette Davis Southern Belle

By 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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Quotes from

Aunt Belle: Pres has always loved you in white... If he isn't simply bowled over by it, I won't know what to think.
Julie: [speaking to an assistant who carries off a red dress] Wait a minute. Bring that over here. Saucy, isn't it?
Aunt Belle: And vulgar.
Julie: Yes, isn't it? Come on, get me out of this.
Aunt Belle: Julie, what are you doing?
Julie: If it fits me, I'm gonna wear it to the Olympus Ball.
Aunt Belle: A red dress to the Olympus Ball? Why, you're out of your senses.
Julie: ...Mary Vickers couldn't possibly do it justice.
Aunt Belle: Child, you're out of your mind. You know you can't wear red to the Olympus Ball.
Julie: Can't I? I'm goin' to. This is 1852, dumplin,' 1852. Not the Dark Ages. Girls don't have to simp around in white just because they're not married.
Aunt Belle: In New Orleans they do. Julie, you'd insult every woman on the floor.
Mme. Poulard: Mademoiselle, your aunt - she's right. Look how beautiful this dress is.
Julie: Will you kindly get me out of this?
Aunt Belle: Julie, you can't be serious.
Julie: Never more serious in my life.
Aunt Belle: But Julie, think of Pres.
Julie: That's just exactly what I am thinkin' of.


Julie Marsden: Well, shall we go, Pres?
Preston Dillard: Not 'til you're properly dressed.
Julie Marsden: You're sure it's the dress? It couldn't be that you're afraid, afraid somebody'd insult me and you'd find it necessary to defend me.


Buck Cantrell: Look here, Miss Julie. You were out here a mighty long time with Pres Dillard.
Julie: Oh please, Buck. Pres had just been polishin' the brandy and...
Buck Cantrell: My back teeth. Did he lose his capacity to drink like a gentleman in the North too? What does he think a lady's house is - a riverboat bar? What did he do?
Julie: Oh Buck. I wouldn't have some silly thing I said be the cause of anything.
Buck Cantrell: Miss Julie, you won't be the cause of anything. Depend on me.
Julie: Thank you, Buck.


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Facts about

In an interview with Dick Cavett in 1971, Bette Davis said her salary was $650 a week.
Jeffrey Lynn originally was cast in the Pres role, but the producers of the play he was appearing in refused to release him. Fonda was a last minute replacement.
Because the original Broadway production was a flop, Warner Bros. was able to buy the rights to the film at a very low price.
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