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Jezebel ()


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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Julie Marsden
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Preston Dillard
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Buck Cantrell
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Amy Bradford Dillard
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Dr. Livingstone
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Aunt Belle Massey
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Ted Dillard
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General Theopholus Bogardus
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Mrs. Kendrick
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Jean La Cour
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Dick Allen
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Molly Allen
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Zette
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Stephanie Kendrick
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Huger
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Gros Bat (as Eddie Anderson)
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Ti Bat (as Stymie Beard)
Lew Payton ...
Uncle Cato (as Lou Payton)
Georges Renavent ...
De Lautruc (as George Renevant)
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Sheriff at Plantation (uncredited)
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New Orleans Sheriff (uncredited)
Maurice Brierre ...
Drunk (uncredited)
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Flower Girl (uncredited)
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First Director (uncredited)
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Mrs. Petion (uncredited)
Davison Clark ...
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
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Madame Poulard (uncredited)
Frank Darien ...
Bookkeeper (uncredited)
Suzanne Dulier ...
Midinette (uncredited)
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Woman at the Olympus Ball (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Servant (uncredited)
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Fugitive Planter (uncredited)
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Jenkins (uncredited)
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Doctor at Duel (uncredited)
Dolores Hurlic ...
Errata (uncredited)
Philip Hurlic ...
Erronens (uncredited)
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Bob (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
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Second Director (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ...
Bar Companion (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
Tony Paton ...
Drunk (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ...
Ball Assistant Director (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
Bar Companion (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Woman at the Olympus Ball (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ...
Durette (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ...
Customer (uncredited)

Directed by

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William Wyler

Written by

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Clements Ripley ... (screen play) &
Abem Finkel ... (screen play) and
John Huston ... (screen play)
 
Owen Davis ... (from the play by) (as Owen Davis Sr.)
 
Robert Buckner ... (contributor to screenplay construction) (uncredited)
 
Louis F. Edelman ... (contributor to treatment) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Henry Blanke ... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
William Wyler ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Ernest Haller ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Warren Low ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Robert M. Haas ... (as Robert Haas)

Costume Design by

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Orry-Kelly ... (costumes by)

Makeup Department

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Carl Axzelle ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Margaret Donovan ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Karl Herlinger ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hal Lierley ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bert Sutch ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robert Fellows ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Huston ... second unit director (uncredited)
Arthur Lueker ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bob Ross ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Fred M. MacLean ... set dresser (uncredited)
Pat Patterson ... props (uncredited)
George Sweeney ... assistant props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert B. Lee ... sound
B. Berry ... sound recordist (uncredited)
J. Jensen ... boom operator (uncredited)
Frank Weixel ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Audrey Scott ... stunt double: Bette Davis (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cecil Craig ... gaffer (uncredited)
Mack Elliott ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Galbraith ... best boy (uncredited)
Al Roberts ... second camera operator (uncredited)
B. Weiler ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Stanley Young ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ida Greenfield ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Bert Soter ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dalton S. Reymond ... technical advisor
Freda Rosenblatt ... script clerk (uncredited)
Sally Sage ... stand-in: Bette Davis (uncredited)
Robert S. Taplinger ... publicity director (uncredited)
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Production Companies

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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros. Picture) (A William Wyler Production)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In one of her most renowned roles, Bette Davis portrays Julie Marsden, a spoiled Southern belle who risks losing her suitor with her impetuous behavior. Engaged to successful banker Preston Dillard, Julie pushes him away with her arrogant and contrary ways, leading to a scandalous scene at a major social event and his subsequent departure. When Preston eventually returns and Julie attempts to win him back, she discovers that it may be too late. Written by Jwelch5742

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Taglines A Fearless Feminine Creature with a heart full of love ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'insoumise (France)
  • Jezebel - die boshafte Lady (Germany)
  • Jezabel (Spain)
  • L'insoumise (Switzerland, French title)
  • Jezebel, a Insubmissa (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $1,250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bette Davis allegedly took 45 takes to perfect the scene where she lifts her riding skirt with her crop. See more »
Goofs In the scene in which Julie is sewing her dress she hums "Beautiful Dreamer". The story takes place 1852-53 and "Beautiful Dreamer" wasn't written until 1864. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Time That Remains (2012). See more »
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Crazy Credits The credits are blurred across the screen See more »
Quotes Dr. Livingstone: You might be interested in a bit of news I got today: Preston Dillard's coming back. Arrives Friday on the packet.
Aunt Belle: What brings him?
Dr. Livingstone: This yellow fever business. We two stand together on what ought to be done about it. Now it's busted loose, he's coming back.
Aunt Belle: It's high time. I suspect I know Julie like nobody ever will. Every crook and cranny of her.
Dr. Livingstone: You ought to, Miss Belle. She's more like you than you ever were.
Aunt Belle: Maybe I love her most when she's her meanest, because I know that's when she's loving most.
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