Mr. Skeffington Overview:

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)

Best Supporting ActorClaude RainsNominated
Best ActressBette DavisNominated

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[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.

[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.

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.

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Facts about

Bette Davis' final Oscar-nominated performance while under contract with Warner Brothers.
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.
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