Mr. Skeffington DVD

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$19.98
She was very lucky that Mr. Skeffington was such a gentleman!

Whose face - ravaged, grotesque - is in the mirror? Surely it's not that of Fanny Skeffington, the prettiest woman in New York. Fanny always used her beauty to manipulate her way through life. She's encouraged dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. But now diphtheria has robbed her of her only attribute. And without her looks, she's lost.

Bette Davis earned her eighth Best Actress Oscar® nomination portraying Fanny. Backed by Claude Rains as her devoted husband, glorious costumes and a lush Franz Waxman score, Davis takes what might in lesser hands be just a woman's picture and turns it into art. Watch her ruined face glow with an inner light when she find hope in the words: "A woman is beautiful when she's loved. And only then." Magic.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 146 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Vincent Sherman
  • Cast: Bette Davis , Claude Rains , Walter Abel , James Leicester , Richard Waring , George Coulouris , Marjorie Riordan , Robert Shayne , John Alexander , Jerome Cowan , Charles Drake , Dorothy Peterson , Peter Whitney , Bill Kennedy , Tom Stevenson
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Commentary by Director Vincent Sherman
    Mr. Skeffington: A Picture of Strength Featurette
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1944

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23 Reviews
4.9

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NoneMr. Skeffington DVD
 
4.9

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (20)
  • Entertaining (18)
  • Original (10)
  • Great cinematography (8)
  • High production value (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (19)
  • Adult viewers (11)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Travel (5)
  • Younger viewers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (15), Avid moviegoer (4), Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

Mr. Skeffington

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from Idaho

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Informative

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    • Adult Viewers
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    Comments about this product:

    Mr. Skeffington is a great movie. It teach a moral lesson worth applying in one's life; do not use others for your own self-gratification. Love and kindness far out weigh hurting others.

     
    5.0

    Lv lv lv Betty Davis character

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    from Toronto Canada

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        Lv TCM they don't make movies like these old black and white anymore
        I plan my day around tcm

         
        5.0

        superb as always

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        from New Orleans

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • High Production Value
        • Original

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          • Adult Viewers
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          Comments about this product:

          Add Mr. Skeffington to the list of bankable favorites with Bette Davis worth adding to my movie library. Now, Voyager, Little Foxes, and All About Eve are next.

           
          5.0

          For Any Bette Davis Lover!

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          from Gulfport, MS

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Humorous
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            Simply cannot say enough about this Bette Davis movie!! This is not only an outstanding performance of hers, it is about life, itself! I would not hesitate to recommend this one!

             
            5.0

            Tear jerker

            By 

            from OKC

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            Comments about this product:

            Has one of the all time best lines in a movie. Poignant

             
            5.0

            Marvelous Classic Davis

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            from N.O., La.

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Original

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              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
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              Comments about this product:

              Wonderful Period piece, beautiful costuming, historical time sequence, flawless acting. Never thought Davis was a beauty, but this film persuades one otherwise. you become a believer!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this movie for a friend

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              from Texas

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

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                • At Home

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                Great Movie

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mr. Skeffington's A Classic!!

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                from Westchester, NY

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

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                  • Adult Viewers
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                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Extraordinary film with two of the greatest actors of all time. A must see for movie lovers.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Bette Davis Great

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                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining

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                    • Adult Viewers
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                    Comments about this product:

                    A great Bette Davis film. She ages well in this film. She always loves her husband. It is a look back at life as Mrs. Skeffington. Bette Davis plays the role great.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEST BEETY DAVIS FILM

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                    from estherville, iowa

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining

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                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      I LOVE TO WATCH BETTY DAVIS CURLED UP ON MY SOFA WITH A GLASS OF WINE ANY A QUILT

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Betty Davis is amazing in Mr. skeffingto

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                      from Crown Point, IN

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                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        I love Ms. Davis in this movie. I thought she was perfect in Jezebel but watching Mr. Skeffington she doesn't miss a beat! I have this in digital format so I can watch this anywhere.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Bette Davis at her best.

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                        from Toronto,Ontario

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                        • Engaging Characters

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                          • Adult Viewers
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                          Comments about this product:

                          A good story, and with Bette Davis, one can't go wrong. The last scenes are quite the tearjerkers.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Bette Davis at her best

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                          from Rocky Mount,NC

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography

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                            • At Home
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                            Comments about this product:

                            I like watching those old movies on a rainy or cold day.Its just a way for me to relax and enjoy how movies should be without the profanity or nudety. Just excellent actors doing what they do without all the technologhy.

                             
                            5.0

                            Mr Skeffington

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                            from W St Paul MN

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • I Love This Movie And Wat
                            • Informative
                            • Original

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                              • Great for everyone
                              • In The Car
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                              Comments about this product:

                              When there is really nothing on television, I put in a movie and watch all the old ones I have. I love all the older movies, with James Cagney, George Raft, Edward G Robinson all the old ones I grew up watching with my Mom. I love TCM. Joan Crawford, Bette Davis all the older movie stars.

                               
                              5.0

                              Classic Bette Davis in a great film!

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                              from Connecticut

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                              Pros

                              • Classic Cinema
                              • Engaging Characters

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                                A solid reminder of the cliche.. They don't make them like this anymore!

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great Movie! Watch it!

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                                from Vermilion, Ohio

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                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I love old movies. Bette Davis is one of my favorite to watch. Great movie! Some people are so concerned with getting old and how they look. This sums life up. Dvd did hesitate but then went on playing.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  love the oldies

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                                  from Cincinnati,Ohio

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining

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                                    Comments about this product:

                                    I find as I get older I long for the simple, old movies. They offer a feeling of comfort and warmth to my movie viewing experience.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Betty Davis always gives the BEST

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                                    from Los Angeles, CA

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                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • High Production Value
                                    • Original

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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      This flick has so much value. Great story of vanity and selfishness. All the characters are great.....Impossible not to enjoy this purchase...

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A Bette Davis fan must

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                                      from San Francisco

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                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Original

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                                        Bette Davis at her best. See how a great actress carries a role no one thought she could.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Not What I Expected!

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                                        from foley, alabama

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                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Full Of Emotions
                                        • Original
                                        • Rich

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                                          Comments about this product:

                                          THought i had ordered a comedy-although there was comedy there was also drama-sadness, anger, and grief. The whole range of emotions yet the movie was quite realistic for that time period and for certain types of people. Enjoyed it very much-oh, and a reasonably happy ending..........

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