Bette Davis is fabulous as usual, but this is hit or miss
Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr.
The picture tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the Antebellum period whose actions cost her the man she loves.
Spoiled, strong-willed New Orleans belle Julie Marsden (Bette Davis) is engaged to banker Preston 'Pres' Dillard (Henry Fonda). In retaliation for Pres refusing to drop his work and accompany her while she shops for a dress, she orders a brazen red one for the most important ball of the year, one where white dresses for unmarried women are expected. All of Julie's friends are shocked, but no one can convince her to give up her whim.
At the Olympus ball, every woman on the floor is dressed in white. Pres and Julie's entrance is...