Jezebel Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2741

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 30

Theatrical Release Date: 03/10/1938

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: William Wyler

Actors: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter

Plot: Prior to the Civil War a high-spirited Southern belle flouts convention and behaves in an unlady-like manner. As a result she drives away the man she loves. However, the war comes along, the young man gets yellow fever and she redeems herself by risking her life to nurse him. -- MaceeRae

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Rating of
3.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 11/21/2019

Bette Davis hones in her talent as a daring actress willing to take roles other stars shunned. She plays Julie, a proud haughty Southern belle whose unladylike conduct drives away her paramour. When the Civil War and a plague breaks out, she is given the chance to set things right. Davis carries this movie and William Wyler directs it well. Henry Fonda's reserved but dignified bearing is an ideal counterbalance to Bette Davis''s more extroverted performance. The hagiographic treatment of the Antebellum South is sketchy at best and does lead to some uncomfortable moments.

Rating of
2.5/4

Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007

... in the sight of the Lord and her name was Jezebel. Bette Davis is daring in this, and she actually was pregnant for part of the film (by director William Wyler) and had an abortion. You can see her with different weights during the film. This isn't even close to the greatest plot in the world and the ending is a bit cheesy. See only if you are a Bette or Wyler fan.

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