I actually think that this is one of Bette Davis' worst performances, but at the same time she is fascinating to watch. They originally wanted "true beauties" like Hedy Lamarr or Merle Oberon to portray the beautiful but vain Fanny Skeffington, but Davis put the screws on someone to get the part for her. I love Merle, but she was not one quarter of the actress Bette was. Hedy was even less than that. One of the few films made during the war to talk about antisemitism.
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