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Vincent Sherman in Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington

1944 NR

To keep her embezzling brother out of jail, Fanny Trellis (Bette Davis) weds the very rich Job Skeffington (Claude Rains), but she seeks a divorce when her sibling, angry about Fanny's one-sided union, runs off to war and gets killed.Coquettish Fanny takes up with a host of men until diphtheria spoils her trademark beauty. Davis earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of a narcissistic socialite who gets her comeuppance in this bittersweet tale.

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