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


Job Skeffington: [to Fanny, when she reprimands him for being unfaithful] You mustn't be too harsh on my secretaries. They were always very understanding when I came to the office after a hard day at home.


[first lines]
Jim Conderley: Good evening, Soames!
Soames: Good evening, Mr. Conderley.
Jim Conderley: Afraid I'm a little early, aren't I?
Soames: Miss Trellis wasn't expecting anyone till 8 o'clock.
Jim Conderley: Well, I thought I'd come a little ahead of time; have a little chat with Miss Fanny.
Soames: Sorry, sir; she's still dressing.
Jim Conderley: All right, I'll wait.


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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.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 1, 1945 with Bette Davis reprising her film role.
Bette Davis' final Oscar-nominated performance while under contract with Warner Brothers.
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