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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Bette plays an out of control tart..and she serves it. The plot begins to unravel around the time FDR unfurls the 2nd phase of the New Deal, but it's okay, bc the real show is watching Fanny brace against the aging process..something Bette did different than any actress. "Aging out" would not have been a superfluous concern for Fanny, who's $ & status in part on her looks. Bette brings TOTAL vulnerability & humanity