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Jezebel (1938)
Studio: Warner Brothers
Producer: William Wyler
Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent
Synopsis: Bette Davis Won an Academy Award® for her portrayal of Julie, a spiteful and spirited southern belle in pre-civil war New Orleans who thoughtlessly spurns her fiance, and ends up losing him to a Yankee woman. When she discovers he has contracted the deadly "yellow jack" (yellow fever), Julie regrets her actions and pleads with the woman to allow her to be with her ex-lover in his time of need. This film was meant to set Bette Davis up for the role of Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone with The Wind," a part she desperately hoped to play. But it never worked out and Vivien Leigh ended up cast as Scarlet.
Academy Awards®:
Best Picture   Nominated
Best Actress Bette Davis Won
Best Supporting Actress Fay Bainter Won
Best Cinematography Ernest Haller Nominated
Awards Musical Score Max Steiner Nominated
Venice Film Festival    
Best Film   Nominated
Special Recommendations William Wyler Won
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