Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film released by Warner Bros. and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr.
The film tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the antebellum period whose actions cost her the man she loves.
The film is based on a 1933 stage play starring Miriam Hopkins. Tallulah Bankhead was originally slated for the role, but fell severely ill during rehearsals.