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Mr. Skeffington

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Vincent Sherman

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Plot Summary

Oscar-winners Bette Davis ("The Letter") and Claude Rains ("Casablanca") star in this drama about a flighty beauty who marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 6
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This is a star vehicle in extremis. – Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine, Feb 1, 2015

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Customer Reviews

A great classic

I am trying to think of what to say to introduce this wonderful old movie to a new audience. The story covers about 35 years or so of the lives involved and was considered political at the time of its release. It delivers quiet objections to Nazism and antisemitism in the course of the story but they are more subtle than movies considered political today. I have mixed feelings about some of the old movies I like because they show attitudes that are hard to relate to ...Bette Davis is 'a pretty girl" in this movie and to a disturbing extent that is all she is, you see such casual and unthinking racism taught to a child by the same father who knows she will endure hardship as a Jew.... but these are all issues to think about and explore as you watch these lives unfold, and I suppose that's the point. Its historical fiction, interesting characters expertly played, and old ways of being. Enjoy!

Best Movie Ever!!!

oh my!!
stop what you are doing and watch this movie now!!!
This is the most heart touching movie i have ever seen and probably will EVER see!!
this is the first movie i have truly cried at!!
This movie is beautiful and wonderful and truly brilliant!
one of Bette Davis's best!!
please, when you sit down to watch this movie with your popcorn, don't forget a box of tissues!!!

Bette is Fantastic

Bette Davis was one of the most courageous actresses of her time. She wasn't afraid to play ugly or old for a part. To her, it was more important to be an 'actress' rather than just a 'star'. Her range is especially evident in this film, where we follow her character throughout the years. First, she easily portrays a spoiled beauty with many admirers; and then, convincingly portrays a sickened, aging woman searching for her soul. Especially great is the wonderful Claude Rains, who plays her duped husband, forever loving her despite her many faults. This is a beautifully acted film with a lovely message about love, forgiveness and true (inner) beauty.

Mr. Skeffington
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1944

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