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A woman dreams of a picture-perfect life but finds she's close to losing everything. Gorgeous Fanny Trellis (Bette Davis) appears to have her choice of men, and wealthy Job Skeffington (Claude Rains) is her pick. Fanny's marriage plans are to preserve her family's reputation, but her machinations are rendered meaningless when her brother Trippy (Richard Waring) is killed in World War I. For Fanny and Job, the following years will be colored by loss, longing and self-discovery.

Cast & Crew

Bette Davis
Fanny Trellis Skeffington
Claude Rains
Job Skeffington
Walter Abel
George Trellis
Richard Waring
Trippy Trellis
John Alexander
Jim Conderley
Jerome Cowan
Edward Morrison
Elizabeth von Arnim
Writer (Novel)
Jack L. Warner
Executive Producer
Franz Waxman
Original Music
Paul Dessau
Original Music
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Skeffington

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Mr. Skeffington

  • Jan 09, 2014
    Bette Davis certainly racked them up in her time and she absolutely deserved every one. It isn't the modern age when Meryl Streep deserved all of them but the Academy felt that it had to give an Oscar to someone else. This is another example of Bette at her best.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2010
    Worth watching for Bette Davis and a subdued but touching performance by Claude Rains. I loved how vanity was tackled in this film, as Fanny (played by Davis) becomes increasingly desperate to cling to her youth,. It is shocking how Davis ages in this film. Thankfully the makeup department does a wonderful job- a bad job would've completely undermined the power of the film!
    Laura C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2009
    Davis is absolutely outstanding in her Oscar-nominated performance - as well as Rains, who was also nominated -, and the most remarkable in this excellent film is Sherman's amazing direction as he fluidly conducts us through more than twenty years of his characters' lives.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2009
    Claude Rains can definitely hold his own with Bette Davis. Davis' performance seems to forshadow her excellent work in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.
    nefnie l Super Reviewer

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