Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mr. Skeffington

I saw Mr. Skeffington on TCM the other day. I've never been a big Bette Davis fan, but I can't resist Claude Rains. The film was released in 1944 and was directed by Vincent Sherman. I loved Claude Rains, but at the end I was gagging. Too much Bette Davis. Much too much.


Slant Magazine gives it 2 out of 4 stars, has praise only for Rains, calls it "an insanely over-elaborate, marathon soap opera" and says, "This is a star vehicle in extremis. There's no movie here, really, just Davis and her Role." TimeOut gives it a bad review. DVD Talk calls the film "impressive" and particularly praises a few of Rains' moments. Rotten Tomatoes

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