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In one of her most renowned roles, Bette Davis portrays Julie Marsden, a spoiled Southern belle who risks losing her suitor with her impetuous behavior. Engaged to successful banker Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda), Julie pushes him away with her arrogant and contrary ways, leading to a scandalous scene at a major social event and his subsequent departure. When Preston eventually returns and Julie attempts to win him back, she discovers that it may be too late.

Release details

Release date: Thursday March 10 1938
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William Wyler
Screenwriter: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston
Cast: Bette Davis
Henry Fonda
George Brent
Margaret Lindsay
Donald Crisp
Fay Bainter
Spring Byington
Richard Cromwell