Jezebel Overview:

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

Preston Dillard: You haven't a partner you have to meet Cantrell?
Buck Cantrell: Why no. Came alone
Preston Dillard: [They glare at each other] Pleasant evening isn't it?
Buck Cantrell: Mighty pleasant. Nice and cool...
Preston Dillard: [Looks at Buck and snaps] Do you find it cool in here? I don't find it particularly cool. Do you Julie?
Julie Marsden: [Looks up at Pres] Why... Why no
Preston Dillard: [Steps towards Buck] I don't find it particularly cool. Miss Julie dosen't find it so.
Buck Cantrell: [stares at Pres] Why no. Now that you speak of it... It's just about right...
Preston Dillard: Seems so to me.
Buck Cantrell: [Glares at Pres] Your servant. Yours miss Julie.
[Bows at Julie]


Dr. Livingstone: You might be interested in a bit of news I got today... Preston Dillard's coming back. Arrives Friday on the packet
Aunt Belle: What brings him?
Dr. Livingstone: This yellow fever business. We two started together on what 'oughta be done about it. Now its busted loose he's comin' back
Aunt Belle: It's high time. I suspect I know Julie like nobody ever will. Every crook and cranny of her
Dr. Livingstone: You 'oughta miss Belle, she's more like you than you ever where
Aunt Belle: Maybe I'll love her most when she's meanest, because I know thats when shes lovin' most.


Julie: I'm askin' for the chance to prove I can be brave and strong and unselfish. Help me, Amy. Help me make myself clean again as you are clean. Let me prove myself worthy of the love I bear him.


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Facts about

Bette Davis allegedly took 45 takes to perfect the scene where she lifts her riding skirt with her crop.
Owen Davis's play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 19 December 1933 and closed in January 1934 after 32 performances. The opening night cast included Miriam Hopkins as Julie, Joseph Cotten, Owen Davis Jr. (the writer's son), Cora Witherspoon and Lew Payton (who is also in the film).
Originally a flop play on Broadway starring Bette Davis' nemesis Miriam Hopkins. Hopkins assumed she was contractually set to star in the film adaptation, but the contract only specified she would be "considered" for the film version.
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