Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Claude Rains)Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Mr. Skeffington is a 1944 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth von Arnim. The film stars Bette Davis as a beautiful woman whose many suitors, and self-love, distract her from returning the affections of her husband, Job Skeffington. It also makes a point about Skeffington's status as a Jew in 1914 high society and, later, in relation to Nazi Germany. It stars Claude Rains as Skeffington, along with Walter Abel, George Coulouris and Richard Waring.