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104 Ratings

Mr. Skeffington

Directed by Vincent Sherman
United States, 1944
Drama, Romance


Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge and predictable complications result.

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Mr. Skeffington Directed by Vincent Sherman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1945 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

The turnaround is pure cornball, but the real-world circumstances that make it possible are truly haunting. This period piece has finally been revealed as propaganda, and it throws all that came before into an entirely new light, making Fanny and Job’s maddening anti-romance into a very long preamble to one of Hollywood’s angriest, and most revealing wartime narratives.
August 13, 2012
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