Mr. Skeffington

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Released 1944

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Director:
Vincent Sherman
Released:
1944
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Mr. Skeffington is a classic 1944 romantic drama starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains. In the early 20th century, siblings Trippy (Richard Waring) and Fanny Trellis (Bette Davis) live the high life in New York after their parents' deaths. Unfortunately, Trippy loses their family money and they are desperate to maintain their lifestyle. Trippy tries to embezzle a large sum from Job Skeffington (Claude Rains), a wealthy banker. When Skeffington comes to the Trellis house to demand the funds, he instantly falls for the lovely young socialite. Fanny agrees to marry Skeffington to save her brother's reputation, and the older banker hopes she will learn to love him. Instead, Fanny coldly continues a life of parties and fun even after the birth of their child, and the marriage eventually ends in divorce. Years later, Fanny faces a health crisis that destroys her beauty. Her social circle deserts her and Fanny reflects on the kind attention of her former husband.
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    Drama

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    Love & Romance