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Mr. Skeffington (1944) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Jack L. Warner, Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorClaude RainsNominated
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
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Dr. Byles: I'm sorry to have to have to be so blunt with you, Mrs. Skeffington, but you're one of a vast army of silly women. Capital "S". Capital "W". You're over dressed, you're over made-up and you're most certainly over perfumed.
Fanny Trellis Skeffington: Dr. Byles, you are the rudest man I have ever met.
Dr. Byles: Did you come here to consult a gentlemen or a doctor?
Fanny Trellis Skeffington: I strongly suspect that you are neither!


Fanny Skeffington: I find one should never look for admirers while at the same time one is falling to bits.


[last lines]
Fanny Skeffington: Manby, would you call Janie Clarkson and tell her I can't possibly see her for lunch today?
Manby: [laughing] Yes, Mrs. Skeffington.


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Facts about

Bette Davis' final Oscar-nominated performance while under contract with Warner Brothers.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 1, 1945 with Bette Davis reprising her film role.
Bette Davis was not the first choice for the role of Fanny. The part was first offered first to Merle Oberon and then to Hedy Lamarr who both turned it down.
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