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Mr. Skeffington

Author: Vincent ShermanJulius J EpsteinPhilip G EpsteinJack L WarnerErnest HallerAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, Turner Entertainment Co. [2005] ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard versionView all editions and formats
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Romances
Romance films
Historical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Romance
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Sherman; Julius J Epstein; Philip G Epstein; Jack L Warner; Ernest Haller; Ralph Dawson; Franz Waxman; Leonid Raab; Leo F Forbstein; Robert Haas; Fred MacLean; Orry-Kelly; Bette Davis; Claude Rains; Walter Abel; George Coulouris; Richard Waring; Marjorie Riordan; Robert Shayne; John Alexander; Jerome Cowan; Johnny Mitchell; Dorothy Peterson; Peter Whitney; Drew Kennedy; Elizabeth Von Arnim; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),; First National Pictures, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm),; Turner Entertainment Co.
ISBN: 1419804936 : 9781419804939 1419867105 9781419867101
OCLC Number: 60688320
Language Note: In English (container erroneously states that dialog is in English or French) with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944.
From a story by "Elizabeth."
Also issued as part of the box set: Bette Davis collection, volume one.
Special features: Commentary by director Vincent Sherman; "Mr. Skeffington : a picture of strength" featurette; Theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; film editor, Ralph Dawson ; art director, Robert Haas ; set decorations by Fred M. MacLean ; gowns by Orry-Kelly ; orchestral arrangements by Leonid Raab ; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein ; music by Franz Waxman.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (146 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Mr. Skeffington (Motion picture)
Mister Skeffington
Bette Davis collection, volume one.
Responsibility: a Warner Bros. Pictures Inc ; Jack L. Warner, executive producer ; a Warner Bros.- First National Picture ; screen play by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein ; produced by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Vincent Sherman.

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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II.

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