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‘Jezebel’ screens at Tower this week

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Courtesy photo Bette Davis and Henry Fonda star in the 1938 melodrama "Jezebel," which screens for a week starting Friday, May 4, at the Tower Theatre.

By Sean P. Means

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published May 03 2012 04:41PM
Updated May 4, 2012 09:34AM

A year before "Gone With the Wind" hit theaters, Bette Davis won an Oscar for playing another Southern belle in "Jezebel."

Director William Wyler’s 1938 melodrama gets a weeklong run at the Tower Theatre, starting Friday, May 4.

Davis plays Julie, a headstrong young woman in antebellum Louisiana who controls her fiance Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda), until her domineering personality drives him away. She fights to get him back, with shocking results.

"Jezebel" plays as part of the Salt Lake Film Society’s "Tower Through Time" series. It screens nightly this week at 9:45 p.m. Admission is $8.75.

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