(out of 5)

stuns the crowd again as a rebellious southern gal who shockingly wears red to her cotillion ball (gasp!)  She also openly pursues a handsome gentleman () who no longer wants her because of her forward ways, and when he goes off and marries some simpering ninny, Davis does her best to get revenge on both of them. Davis’ fireball performance certainly makes up for the fact that this is a completely ridiculous exercise in misogyny that has an outspoken, individualistic young woman punished with old maid-ness and an eventually dire conclusion.

Warner Bros.

USA, 1938

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards
Best Actress (Bette Davis as “Julie Morrison”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Fay Bainter as “Aunt Belle Massey”)

Best Cinematography (Ernest Haller)
Best Music (Scoring) (Max Steiner)
Outstanding Production (Warner Bros.)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films



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