Watch now

12.42 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by Moref Designs

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
supermart_usa Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Jezebel [DVD] [1938] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Bette Davis , Henry Fonda , Lloyd French , Tex Avery    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Price: 12.42
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Moref Designs.
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Region 1 encoding (requires a North American or multi-region DVD player and NTSC compatible TV. More about DVD formats.)

Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details). Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.

Frequently Bought Together

Jezebel [DVD] [1938] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + The Little Foxes [1941] + The Bette Davis Collection (Now Voyager / The Letter / Dark Victory / Mr Skeffington) [DVD] [2005]
Price For All Three: 34.66

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Actors: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp
  • Directors: Lloyd French, Tex Avery, William Wyler
  • Writers: Abem Finkel, Clements Ripley, Jack Miller, John Huston, Louis F. Edelman
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 May 2006
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EU1Q1I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,977 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Please let it be me that goes to him" 18 July 2005
By A Customer
Legend has it that Bette Davis was offered the lead in Jezebel because Warner Bothers refused to lend her out for Gone With the Wind. The decision proved to be somewhat prophetic because Bette went on to win the 1938 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Miss Julie Morrison, the spoiled, willful, and coquettish Southern Belle who unashamedly weaves a web of betrayal and seduction.
While Jezebel is most notable for Bette's fiery, strong-willed and multi-faceted performance, the film also serves as a wonderful period piece, a deftly written romantic melodrama that astutely portrays early 1850s New Orleans ante-bellum society. The world is industriously on the move, and the whole of the United States is undergoing profound change.
The abolitionist movement is gaining momentum and the South feels as though its slave-driven way of life is under threat. There are rumbling hints of war between the Northern States and to add to this, there's the constant threat and the continual scourge of yellow fever - an illness that people were convinced could be passed on through the air.
The movie begins as Julie (Davis) is courting Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda). Julie loves Preston but she's willful and young, and when she goes against his wishes and wares an inappropriate red dress to a local ball, she ends up embarrassing him and making a public spectacle of herself. Preston unceremoniously dumps her and she becomes an outcast, a wealthy recluse with only her kindly Aunt Belle (Fay Bainter) to keep her company.
When Preston eventually appears on the scene again with a wife, Julie decides to fight to get him back. She manipulates and connives, unleashing a series of catastrophic events involving her best friend and Southern gentlemen Buck Cantrell (George Brent), who also secretly loves her.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bette Davis Triumph 12 Oct 2009
This is classic Bette at her best.
Some people say she only got the oscar as a consolation for not being cast a Scarlett O'hara, but this is much more her kind of character, ignoring the similarities to Gone With Wind, it is a superb piece of story telling.
The story is one of jealousy and manipulation, as is usual in many of her films, set against a backdrop of the deep southern states preparing for a coming war with the North, and trying to cope with an keeping yellow fever at bay.
She portays Julee, a spoiled indulged heiress engaged to Clem (Henry Fonda)who demands undivided attention from him and all around her.Flouting convention, in a fit of pique against Clem she attends the Olympus Ball dressed in a Bright red gown, knowing that unmarried girls were expected to wear white. She realises she has gone too far and begs to be taken home but Clem forces her to dance with him, shaming them both.
Clem leaves her, and New Orleans sortly after, and despite her conviction that he will call to see her as he usually does when she's been wilfull, he is gone for nearly a year.
On hearing of his return Julee invites him up to her plantation and plans to beg him to forgive her and take up where they left off. Her plans are spoiled however when he arrives with a new "Yankee" wife. Not deterred she tries to seduce him and is rejected. Now as a woman scorned she sets in motion a scenario which ends in a duel and a death. Added to this is an outbreak of yellow fever and you have all the ingredients for the kind of dramatic ending Bettes films are famous for.
A must for any Bette Davis lover
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've seen this described as a Bette Davis vehicle, but even though the lady does dominate, certainly, there's a bit more to Jezebel than that. The story, set in pre-Civil War New Orleans in the ballrooms and plantations of the Southern gentry, is rooted at first in the jealousy and honour territory of the woman's picture as Bette Davis and Henry Fonda bicker and manoeuvre for the moral advantage in their relationship. Then an outbreak of Yellow Fever darkens the tone as our protagonists discover that the rules and imperatives of the greater world cannot be kept at bay. In the last ten minutes, however, the connection with social reality is thrown out of the window as the film abruptly embraces wild melodrama, with Miss Davis driven on by a pot-pourri of love, steely determination, self-sacrifice and egoism in a pretty good imitation of Florence Nightingale.

While the script is pretty good, it's the style and treatment of this heady brew that raise the film to classic status. The opulent sets and costumes are a delight, even in b/w, though the importance of an errant red dress is ipso facto diluted somewhat by the lack of colour. I found the music a bit overbearing and over-explanatory to begin with, but it soon calmed down. Henry Fonda, sporting a Montgomery Clift hairstyle, is his usual quiet but authoratitive self; the stubbornness that underlies his initial deference to the will of Miss Davis is an effective check on her strong will.

Remarks about Bette Davis 'chewing up the scenery' etc are almost always wrong, in my view, and in Jezebel what stands out is the way in which she is directed, lit and photographed differently from the other actors.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Bette Davis impeccable as ever!
Enjoyable yarn, when they tried making the viewer really interested, rather than all the current trend of lazy speech and unnecessary noise
Published 2 months ago by Red Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Bette Davis at her best
Lovers of Bette Davis will love this film, made in 1939 and winning for her a well deserved Oscar. With Henry Fonda, she plays magnificently a spoilt southern belle who truly loves... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Helen Wingate
3.0 out of 5 stars Jezebel korean import
this video was marred by the foreign subtitled appearing on the bottom of the screen which was an irritable distraction all the way through. Read more
Published 17 months ago by JeanWray
4.0 out of 5 stars Always wanted to see this movie.
Not Bette's best. I think she is better in THE LITTLE FOXES, but it was a goodish melodrama. Nowhere near the quality of GONE WITH THE WIND which keeps being mentioned in the same... Read more
Published 17 months ago by C. MCCARTHY
4.0 out of 5 stars Good clasic movie
It was good to see this movie again after a long time. One thing I failed to notice when purchasing was the region restrictions. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Eric J. Noble
5.0 out of 5 stars very satisfied
An old film for an old film-goer. A Christmas present for a friend who appreciates the silken classics. Very satisfied with product.
Published 21 months ago by Gerald R
5.0 out of 5 stars A favourite film
Jezebel [DVD] [1938] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

This film was a favourite of my daughter's, and for me it still ranks as one of the very best of her films. Read more
Published on 10 May 2012 by B J
4.0 out of 5 stars Korean import, all regions
It's truly astounding that the only practical way of buying this fine film on DVD is from Korea. Certainly one of Bette Davis' finest, even if I prefer her in her less regal... Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by Tim Kidner
5.0 out of 5 stars Scarlett's niftier sister...
This was Bette's consolation-prize, as some sources suggest, for missing her chance at GONE WITH THE WIND (Warners had offered a loan-out package that included Errol Flynn as Rhett... Read more
Published on 29 Feb 2012 by "filmfogey"
5.0 out of 5 stars jezebel
I just love bette davis, and all the old films , i can watch them all day long when its cold and windy out.
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by wendy
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category