Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 105: Sun Aug 29

Mr Skeffington (Sherman, 1944): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 11.30am

This film in the Bette Davis season at BFI Southbank is a 35mm presentation.

Time Out review:
Take a large stock of hankies with you: this monumental soaper drips interminably on. It's a simple tale of a vain society gal (Bette Davis, who else?) who secures a financially wonderful but loveless marriage to a Jewish stockbroker (Claude Rains). After a stay in a concentration camp, he goes blind; then she catches diphtheria, and realises that he loves her after all, and... oh well, for the rest you can use your imagination, which is more than writers Julius and Philip Epstein (ex-Casablanca) did. Vincent Sherman
 cradles this arrant tosh with the tenderest of loving camera movements, and almost smothers it to death in the process.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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