Mr. Skeffington

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Mr. Skeffington ★★★ 1944

A super-grade soap opera spanning 26 years in the life of a ravishing, spoiled New York socialite. The beauty with a fondness for bedrooms marries for convenience, abuses her husband, then enjoys a highly equitable divorce settlement. Years later when diphtheria leaves her totally deformed and no man will have her, she is saved by her former husband. Based on the novel by “Elizabeth” (Mary Annette Beauchamp Russell) and adapted by “Casablanca's” Julius and Philip Epstein. 147m/B VHS, DVD . Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, Richard Waring, George Coulouris, John Alexander; D: Vincent Sherman.