- Original title
- Running time
- 103 min.
- United States
Abem Finkel, Clements Ripley, John Huston (Play: Owen Davis)
Ernest Haller (B&W)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama. Romance | Melodrama. American Civil War. 19th Century. Disease
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms. Julie is a beautiful and free spirited, rapacious Southern belle who is sure of herself and controlling of her fiancé Preston Dillard, a successful young banker. Julie's sensitive but domineering personality--she does not want so much to hurt as to assert her independence--forces a wedge between Preston and herself. To win him back, she plays North against South amid a deadly epidemic of yellow fever which claims a surprising victim.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actress (Fay Bainter). 5 Nominations
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