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Jezebel (1938)

103 min - Drama, Romance - 19 March 1938
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Spoiled, strong-willed New Orleans belle Julie Marsden (Bette Davis) is engaged to banker Preston 'Pres' Dillard (Henry Fonda). In retaliation for Pres refusing to drop his work and accompany her while she shops for a dress, she orders a brazen red one for the most important ball of the year, one where white dresses for unmarried women are expected. All of Julie's friends are shocked, but no one can convince her to give up her whim.At the Olympus ball, every woman on the floor is dressed in white. Pres and Julie's entrance is met with shock and disdain by all present. She finally realizes the magnitude of her social blunder and begs Pres to take her away, but by this time, he is implacable. He forces her to dance with him. All the other dancers leave the floor, finally leaving them alone. When the orchestra stops playing at the instruction of one of the ball's sponsors, Pres orders the conductor to continue. Pres and Julie finish the dance alone, with the assemblage looking on.

Director:  William Wyler
Stars:  Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter, Richard Cromwell, Henry O'Neill, Spring Byington, John Litel, Irving Pichel, Theresa Harris, Janet Shaw, Margaret Early, Lou Payton, Gordon Oliver, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Georges Renavent, Mary Field, Amzie Strickland, Trevor Bardette, Al Bridge, Maurice Brierre, Jack Norton, Tony Paton, Daisy Bufford, Frederick Burton, Edward McWade, Georgia Caine, Davison Clark, Ann Codee, Frank Darien, Suzanne Dulier, Jack George, Jesse Graves, George Guhl, John Harron, Stuart Holmes, Philip Hurlic, Fred Lawrence, Sam McDaniel, Louis Mercier, George Sorel, Charles Middleton, Cliff Saum, Jacques Vanaire, Charles Wagenheim

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Storyline

Spoiled, strong-willed New Orleans belle Julie Marsden (Bette Davis) is engaged to banker Preston 'Pres' Dillard (Henry Fonda). In retaliation for Pres refusing to drop his work and accompany her while she shops for a dress, she orders a brazen red one for the most important ball of the year, one where white dresses for unmarried women are expected. All of Julie's friends are shocked, but no one can convince her to give up her whim.At the Olympus ball, every woman on the floor is dressed in white. Pres and Julie's entrance is met with shock and disdain by all present. She finally realizes the magnitude of her social blunder and begs Pres to take her away, but by this time, he is implacable. He forces her to dance with him. All the other dancers leave the floor, finally leaving them alone. When the orchestra stops playing at the instruction of one of the ball's sponsors, Pres orders the conductor to continue. Pres and Julie finish the dance alone, with the assemblage looking on.


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Tagline: A Fearless Feminine Creature with a heart full of love!

Genres: Drama, Romance

Details

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Language:  English, French
Release Date:  19 March 1938

Box Office

Budget:  $1,250,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 43 min

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