3 thoughts on “TBT: Mr. Skeffington (1944)

  1. Hmm, don’t really know this film–thanks for the writeup. The gangster boyfriend and the one who winds up with the daughter looks like they could be the same person, from those photos; neither looks like poor Mr. S.

  2. I watched it halfway through exactly one. I got furious at the plot, threw 2 books at the t.v. and turned off the movie.

  3. I watched the whole thing while cat-sitting. I was really irritated by how unlikable and shallow Fanny was, didn’t like Mr. Skeffington either. She spends her whole life being a showpiece for men, and using them to uphold her fancy lifestyle, and in the end is redeemed by Job’s (blind) love of her, even though she did nothing to deserve it. The idea that her loss of beauty is the same as being in a camp riles me to no end. I didn’t like any of them, and that last line really did it in for me. I was, however, surprised at the concentration camp reference, since the war wasn’t over yet when this movie was made, and they taught us in school that “no one” in the US knew about them until the war was ending.

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