Jezebel is the acclaimed film adaptation of Owen Davis’ beloved stage play. Bette Davis earned her second Academy Award for her performance as Julie Mardsen, a manipulative Southern Belle living in New Orleans as she spends her days stringing along fiancé Preston “Pres” Dillard (Henry Fonda). After losing her would-be love due to her stubborn pride and vanity, she vows to take extreme measures to get him back — until a yellow fever outbreak suddenly impacts both of their lives.
Jezebel was a box office sensation, and its story of redemption struck a chord with audiences. The picture was also a critical and commercial success, with Davis’ getting her aformentioned second Oscar as Best Actress, and Fay Bainter earning a Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Aunt Belle Massey. It is now available on DVD as part of the Warner Archive Collection.