© Letterboxd Limited. Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. yeah, but isn't bette davis just the best damn thing in the whole wide world? Cast; Crew; Details; Genres; Cast. Make Up. She's encouraged dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. Took a while before I was sucked in, but when I was, I found it wonderfully absurd! did it go on a little too long? God. Rated the #24 best film of 1944, and #5056 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). I had low expectations going into Mr. Skeffington, but I love a good drama, so despite the really long run time, I was sucked right in. Cast & Crew. when you spend $25 on participating products. Definitely want to rewatch this one, as it stayed with me for quite a bit -- something I haven't felt with many movies as of late. Too few of the supporting players are given real character and Rains, the only other dimensional character…. Mr. Skeffington. Bette Davis "Fanny" Beatrice Trellis Skeffington. I found the whole thing pretty triggering, but it's nice to see an OH film with a bit of social consciousness. Still, Mrs. Skeffington is surely the only woman who couldn’t love Claude Rains, and the movie touches, if lightly, on how the antisemitism of the era seeps into Mrs. Skeffington herself. The final act consists of an aging derelict Fanny trying to recapture her faded bloom. Quick thought about the antisemitism subplot in the film. Mr. Skeffington A long deluxe soap opera that follows Davis and Rains for 26 years and gives the audience the opportunity to watch Davis age through some brilliant makeup by Perc Westmore. Film data from TMDb. This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. From a novel of the same name by "Elizabeth", the film begins in 1914, with Bette Davis cast as vain, flighty society woman Fanny Trellis. She plays a vain, selfish woman who marries an older gentleman for all the wrong reasons and then enjoys his fortune with little regard to anything or anyone - the only important thing for her is the preservation of her physical beauty while the World Wars and other disasters are brewing in the background. yeah. Bette Davis Claude Rains Walter Abel George Coulouris Richard Waring Marjorie Riordan Robert Shayne John Alexander Jerome Cowan Johnny Mitchell Dorothy Peterson Peter Whitney Bill Kennedy Bess Flowers Fred Aldrich Herbert Evans Charles Sherlock Chef Milani Fred Kelsey Ethan Laidlaw Sam Ash Janet Barrett Tom Wilson Harry C. Bradley Georgia Caine Lelah Tyler Regina Wallace Doria Caron … That sentiment is balanced with a humble and lovable performance from Claude Rains; both him and Davis were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles. And in the movie they basically just fiver her wrinkles to make her look rly old and when…. Mr. Skeffington (1944) - Some Committed Suicide New York, 1914, having left a gang of suitors in her drawing room, we learn that Walter Abel is cousin George to top-billed Bette Davis, in her first scene as socialite Fanny, her brother Trippy (Richard Waring) joining them, early in Mr. Skeffington,1944, with Claude Rains in the title role. Movies should rly never be this long, esp soapy pukey hokey melodramas. As with many of the projects she took on, Davis is really what holds the film together—it's well made, handsomely photographed and the passing of time gracefully managed, but without her versatility and ever-present, almost meta commentary on the nature of beauty, it would run the risk of being quite tedious. And without her looks, she's lost. Starring: Walter Abel, Claude Rains, Bette Davis. Mr. Skeffington ; Where to watch. 1944 Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. Recs welcome! But failing that, Vincent Sherman is unable to assemble the disparate tones and episodes and eras into something coherent. was the score incredibly out of place at some points? One of Bette's stronger performances (in my opinion). BUY TICKETS, Get 2x the points pay with World Elite Mastercard®. Synopsis She was lucky that Mr. Skeffington was such a gentleman! Director(s) Vincent Sherman Cast includes Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris, Richard Waring, Marjorie Riordan, Robert Shayne, John Alexander, Jerome Cowan, Johnny Mitchell, Dorothy Peterson, Peter Whitney, Bill Kennedy, Tom Stevenson, Halliwell Hobbes, Whose face ravaged, grotesque is in the mirror? (director: Vincent Sherman; screenwriters: Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein/from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim; cinematographer: Ernest Haller; editor: Ralph Dawson; music: Franz Waxman; cast: Bette Davis (Fanny Trellis Skeffington), Claude Rains (Job Skeffington), Walter Abel (George Trellis), George Coulouris (Doctor Byles), Richard Waring (Trippy Trellis), Marjorie Riordan … Oscar-winners Bette Davis and Claude Rains star in this drama about a flighty beauty who marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives. Synopsis by Hal Erickson. Informed by Jewish-American financier Job Skeffington ( Claude Rains) that her brother Trippy ( Richard Waring) has stolen money to pay his gambling debts, Fanny marries Job, securing his promise that he won't prosecute her thieving sibling. Show All… Rated the #23 best film of 1944, and #5332 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). Costumes. *Binging Bette Davis #11. — Gabe Taverney (duke1029a@aol.com. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Doctor Byles: Richard Waring ... Trippy Trellis: Marjorie Riordan ... Fanny, Jr. Robert Shayne ... MacMahon: John Alexander ... Jim Conderley: … MR. SKEFFINGTON. 1944 Directed by Vincent Sherman. Synopsis She was lucky that Mr. Skeffington was such a gentleman! Informed by Jewish-American financier Job Skeffington (Claude Rains) that her brother Trippy (Richard Waring) has stolen money to pay his gambling debts, Fanny marries Job, securing his promise that he won't prosecute her thieving sibling. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. the ending had me in tears, and the costumes and sets were absolutely gorgeous. Set Decorator. The first act was fine but the film gradually dwindled nearly reaching a point of no return but luckily the final 25 minutes or so sucked me back in somewhat. I rly like the name tho. I would’ve liked it much more if it had been 30-40 minutes shorter tbh. Literal tears mar my face as I type this. Directed by: Vincent Sherman. The odds of that have to be incredibly low. The film is lavish and glossy, it has its moments and some great performances (particularly by Claude Rains as the titular character), but it is too ambitious for its own good and it bites more than it can chew - it is quite clear that no melodrama…. Builds Bette Davis's character into a sort of strawman it can then yell at for over two hours but her performance and that of Claude Rains as her suffering husband make the film a worthwhile watch. Looking for movie tickets? Richard Kipling Patrick Cunning Dan Dowling Tom Quinn Ronald R. 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