Produced and released by Warner Brothers, March 10, 1938, budget of $1,250,000, black and white 35mm negative, 1:33 ratio, Vitaphone mono sound, 103 mins., DVD released 1997 and 2000.
Time cover March 28, 1938
Bette Davis as Julie Marston (Academy Award)
Henry Fonda as Preston Dillard
George Brent as Buck Cantril
Fay Bainter as Aunt Bell (Academy Award)
Margaret Lindsay as Amy Bradford
Mis en Scene:
set in antebellum New Orleans: "a genteel class of country squires who ruled a well-ordered, contented society devoted to an agrarian ideal and courtly pursuits." (Edward Campbell in The Celluloid South)
southern city - street, bar, townhome
bank meeting - Yankee, business
Olympus Ball - red dress, not "a chalice, a frail delicate chalice to be cherished."
Campbell, Edward, The Celluloid South: Hollywood and the Southern Myth, (1981)