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22.02.01 : Jezebel, released in 1938

Jezebel,  released in 1938, is set in antebellum New Orleans.  Bette Davis, in one of her best roles and the one that marked her rise to stardom, is an imperious beauty who is transformed into an angel of mercy by her love for Henry Fonda.  Hollywood legend says that Davis was given this role in compensation for not being chosen as Scarlett O’Hara which she had greatly hoped for.


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