You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Women

As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears - it's a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. 'There's a name for you ladies, but it's not used in high society outside of kennels.'

With:
Norma Shearer Joan Crawford Rosalind Russell Paulette Goddard Joan Fontaine Hedda Hopper

As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name for you ladies, but it’s not used in high society outside of kennels.’

Story is essentially lightweight and trivial, and covers a wide range of fem conversations – barbed shafts at friends, whisperings of husbands’ indiscretions, maligning gossip and catty asides. Script basically maintains structure of the play but directs more sympathetic appeal to the marital problem of Norma Shearer.

Picture however holds passages that slow movement down to a walk.

The Women

Production: M-G-M. Director George Cukor; Producer Hunt Stromberg; Screenplay Anita Loos, Jane Murfin; Camera Oliver T. Marsh, Joseph Ruttenberg; Editor Robert J. Kern; Music Edward Ward, David Snell; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Wade B. Rubottom

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 132 MIN.

With: Norma Shearer Joan Crawford Rosalind Russell Paulette Goddard Joan Fontaine Hedda Hopper

More Film

  • France Introduces Special Subsidy for Films

    France Introduces Special Subsidy for Films With Women in Charge

    As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name […]

  • The Guilty

    Sundance-Winning 'The Guilty' Picked by Denmark for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

    As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name […]

  • Codeblack Buys Gugu Mbatha-Raw's 'Fast Color'

    Codeblack Buys Gugu Mbatha-Raw's 'Fast Color,' Sets March Release

    As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name […]

  • Blake SheltonCMA Music Festival, Nashville, USA

    Blake Shelton Joins Kelly Clarkson in STX's 'Uglydolls' Movie

    As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name […]

  • Italian Movie Channel to Launch in

    Italian Movie Channel to Launch in U.S. via Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)

    As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears – it’s a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135 speaking parts) deport themselves in a manner best described by Joan Crawford at the end. ‘There’s a name […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content