Mr. Skeffington
Mr. Skeffington (1944)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 25, 1944
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A squishy tearjerker melodrama that questions how to handle life when beauty fades, for someone who vainly lived for her beauty.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Sherman conduz bem a narrativa, que abrange três décadas das vidas de seus personagens, e é auxiliado na tarefa por excelentes atuações de Davis, Abel e Rains.

Steve Crum

On target Warner super soaper features standouts Bette Davis and Claude Rains.

Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

This is a star vehicle in extremis.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Largely forgotten and for good reason, interesting now as a mile-marker on Davis' lonesome road to irrelevance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Davis is absolutely outstanding in her Oscar-nominated performance - as well as Rains, who was also nominated -, and the most remarkable in this excellent film… More
Kevin M. Williams
i didn't even know this one was out there, but absolutely loved it when i first saw it. one of the great "undiscovered" films with one of the… More
Randy Tippy
A wonderful showcase for the talents of Bette Davis and yet another opportunity for her to play a most distasteful character.
John Ballantine
Bette Davis certainly racked them up in her time and she absolutely deserved every one. It isn't the modern age when Meryl Streep deserved all of them but… More
Stella Dallas
bette davis is a wide eyed, breathy caricature of herself but claude rains is outstanding as the husband she doesn't love
Laura Cameron
Worth watching for Bette Davis and a subdued but touching performance by Claude Rains. I loved how vanity was tackled in this film, as Fanny (played by Davis)… More