Jezebel – 1938 – dir. William Wyler (1938)
Jezebel is back on the big screen and Hallelujah for film and Bette Davis fans!!
Though it preceded the release of Gone with the Wind by a year, Jezebel was said to be Bette Davis’ pay-off for being passed over for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in that 1939 epic. Late 1930s America was under the spell of Margaret Mitchell’s wildly bestselling phenomenon and hungered for anything ante-bellum. Davis and Jezebel more than fit the bill.