Bette Davis won an Oscar for her portrayal of a vengeful wife who will stop at nothing to humiliate her fiancé in this classic release from Warner Bros. Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and featuring a choice of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono or Spanish Dolby Digital Mono soundtracks, this release also offers optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles. Extra features include a theatrical trailer.
Scene Selections. 0. Scene Selections. 0. Menu Group #1 with 32 chapter(s) covering 01:44:08 1. Main Title. [1:11] 2. New Orleans 1852. [3:39] 3. Late to her own party. [5:18] 4. Preston and the boys. [2:49] 5. Julie upbraids Pres. [2:45] 6. Vulgar? "Yes isn't it?" [1:30] 7. A stick of advice. [1:16] 8. A battle of won'ts. [6:33] 9. Devil in a red dress. [3:34] 10. Live band, dead silence. [6:23] 11. Breaking it off. [2:21] 12. One year later. [3:52] 13. "Pres is coming home." [2:11] 14. Halcyon Plantation. [5:20] 15. Pres-and Amy-arrive. [6:49] 16. "Pres is mine." [:47] 17. Abolitionist talk. [3:33] 18. Clashing; about Julie. [2:08] 19. Away from the party. [4:01] 20. Inciting Buck. [4:18] 21. Julie's plans backfire. [4:14] 22. "Let's raise a ruckus." [1:16] 23. The duel; chivalry. [4:14] 24. Jezebel; the fugitive. [2:14] 25. Yellow jack. [4:53] 26. News of Pres. [2:30] 27. Julie braves the swamp. [:59] 28. Pres' bedside. [2:41] 29. Amy arrives. [2:59] 30. Julie appeals to Amy. [4:48] 31. Amy decides. [1:50] 32. End Credits. [:55]
Main. Language Selections. Spoken Languages. English Spanish Captions & Subtitles. English Captions For The Hearing Impaired On English Captions For The Hearing Impaired Off Subtitles English Subtitles French Subtitles Spanish Subtitles None Theatrical Trailer. Play.
Bette Davis took home the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as spoiled Southern belle, Julie Marsden in 'Jezebel'. More than anything Julie wants to be loved. But her mean spirit and fiery desire seem to destroy her only chances for happiness. When Julie arrives at a debutante ball wearing a harlot-red gown amongst the virginal white ladies of the evening, she humiliates and alienates her rich lawyer beaux, Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda). Throughout the course of the film Julie will try in vane to win back Preston¿s love, a dream that is shattered when Preston retreats to the North, only to return on the arm of Molly Allen (Janet Shaw) ¿ his wife. Engorged by jealous rage, Julie attempts to instill jealousy in her old friend, Buck Cantrell (George Brent), but his feeble attempt to pistol duel his way to her honor results in his own death. Then 'yellow fever' hits and the south begins to fall down around Julie¿s ankles. Davis is superb and she is supported by a stellar cast of character actors, topped off by Faye Bainter, as her sympathetic aunt. This film really stirred the breeze in 1936. It also killed whatever small chances Bette Davis may have had to play Scarlett O'Hara in 'Gone With The Wind'. This is no 'Gone With The Wind' but, as told by director William Wyler, it¿s a finely crafted melodrama and a tour de force for Davis. So where's the problem? In the transfer: Warner doesn't give us much to hope for. Like 'Dark Victory' this DVD is riddled with artifacts and digital compression problems that leave most of the image looking excessively harsh and grainy. The audio is mono but nicely balanced. Black levels are good but the gray scale seems to be lacking - too much middle range and not enough high and low end balance so that everything registers a dismal gray rather than a vibrant silvery spectrum of lights and darks. There are no extras.