Mr. Skeffington


Mr. Skeffington

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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.

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Bette Davis
as Fanny Trellis
Claude Rains
as Job Skeffington
Walter Abel
as George Trellis
Richard Waring
as Trippy Trellis
Marjorie Riordan
as Young Fanny
Johnny Mitchell
as Johnny Mitchell
Robert Shayne
as MacMahon
John Alexander
as Jim Conderley
Jerome Cowan
as Edward Morrison
Charles Drake
as Johnny Mitchell
Peter Whitney
as Chester Forbish
Bill Kennedy
as Thatcher
Tom Stevenson
as Rev. Hyslup
Halliwell Hobbes
as Soames, Fanny's 1st Butler
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Melton
Gigi Perreau
as Young Fanny at Age 25
Bunny Sunshine
as Young Fanny at 5
Molly Lamont
as Miss Morris, Secretary
Sylvia Arslan
as Young Fanny at Age 10
Harry C. Bradley
as The Rector
Creighton Hale
as Casey, Employee
Ann Doran
as Marie, Nursemaid
Georgia Caine
as Mrs. Newton
Lelah Tyler
as Mrs. Forbish
Mary Field
as Mrs. Hyslup
Regina Wallace
as Mrs. Conderly
Bess Flowers
as Mrs. Thatcher
Edward Fielding
as Justice of the Peace
Vera Lewis
as Justice's Wife
Erskine Sanford
as Dr. Fawcette
Cyril Ring
as Perry Lanks
Crane Whitley
as Louie, Speakeasy Owner
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Plainclothesman
Ann Codee
as French Modiste
William Forrest
as Clinton, Fanny's 2nd Butler
Frances Sage
as Skeffington's First Secretary
Minerva Urecal
as Woman in Beauty Shop
Joe Devlin
as Boat Employee
Richard Erdman
as Western Union Boy
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Skeffington

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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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