Bette Davis won the 1938 Best Actress Academy Award®. Davis plays Julie, a New Orleans beauty whose constant attempts to goad fianc? Pres Dillard (Henry Fonda) to jealousy backfire. Angry and disgraced, Pres breaks their engagement and leaves town. Julie endures a year of remorse until Pres comes home – married. Then her vengeance explodes.
Video / Audio Quality Details:JEZEBEL comes to blu-ray in 1080p HD from Warner Archive as part of the Warner Archive Collection on a made to order Blu-ray. The film has an audio track of DTS HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono and English subtitles SDH. Clocking in at 104 minutes this film from 1938 has gotten what’s likely is its last physical media release. A classic starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda and George Brent. The film looks beautiful for a black and white picture of this age largely due in part to a new HD master from original nitrate.
Special features included Commentary by Film Historian Jeanine Basinger; Featurette “Jezebel: Legend of the South”; Vintage Musical Short “Melody Masters: Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra”; Classic Cartoon ” Daffy Duck in Hollywood” (HD) ; Rarely-seen promo-teaser “Ramblin ‘Round the Hollywood Studio with the Candid Cameraman”; Theatrical Reissue trailer (HD)
Jezebel is also noted for its sumptuous sets and costumes, Fay Bainter’s Oscar®-winning* performance and William Wyler’s vivid direction, highlighted by a horrifying re-creation of a yellow fever epidemic. But the film’s greatest strength is Davis, whose titanic talent has never been better displayed than in Jezebel.