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Mr. Skeffington (1944)


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Release Date: Jan 1, 1944 Wide



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Whose face ravaged, grotesque is in the mirror? Surely it's not that of Fanny Skeffington, the prettiest woman in New York. Fanny always used her beauty to manipulate her way through life. She's encouraged dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. But now diphtheria has robbed her of her only attribute. And without her looks, she's lost. Bette Davis earned her eighth Best Actress Oscar nomination portraying Fanny.


Drama, Romance, Classics

Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein

Jun 14, 2005

MGM Home Entertainment

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3) | DVD (5)

A squishy tearjerker melodrama that questions how to handle life when beauty fades, for someone who vainly lived for her beauty.

October 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

On target Warner super soaper features standouts Bette Davis and Claude Rains.

March 16, 2009

Largely forgotten and for good reason, interesting now as a mile-marker on Davis' lonesome road to irrelevance.

July 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Comment (1)
Film Freak Central

Sherman conduz bem a narrativa, que abrange três décadas das vidas de seus personagens, e é auxiliado na tarefa por excelentes atuações de Davis, Abel e Rains.

April 24, 2006
Cinema em Cena

This is a star vehicle in extremis.

June 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Mr. Skeffington

Davis is totally outstanding in her performance, as well as Rains, and Sherman does a perfect job as he fluidly conducts us through more than twenty years of their characters' lives.
November 3, 2009

Super Reviewer

A wonderful showcase for the talents of Bette Davis and yet another opportunity for her to play a most distasteful character.
May 9, 2009
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

bette davis is a wide eyed, breathy caricature of herself but claude rains is outstanding as the husband she doesn't love
August 5, 2008
Stella Dallas

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i didn't even know this one was out there, but absolutely loved it when i first saw it. one of the great "undiscovered" films with one of the most underappreciated actors in film history, senor mister rains.
April 23, 2008

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