×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

A Woman of Distinction

A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation.

With:
Ray Milland Rosalind Russell Edmund Gwenn Janis Carter Mary Jane Saunders Francis Lederer

A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation.

Featured is a running duel between Russell, the woman of distinction too busy for romance, and Prof Milland, who is dragged into a faked news-headlined affair with the dean of a woman’s college through the connivings of an overly-diligent press agent.

Russell pitches in with nice change of pace. Milland pieces together the necessary ingredients of genteel sobriety, confusion and indignation.

A Woman of Distinction

Production: Columbia. Director Edward Buzzell; Producer Buddy Adler; Screenplay Charles Hoffman; Camera Joseph Walker; Editor Charles Nelson; Music Werner R. Heymann

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 89 MIN.

With: Ray Milland Rosalind Russell Edmund Gwenn Janis Carter Mary Jane Saunders Francis Lederer

More Film

  • Cassandra Butcher Joins Bron Studios as

    Fox Searchlight Executive Cassandra Butcher Joins Bron Studios as Chief Marketing Officer

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

  • greenbook BTS Peter Farrelly

    'Green Book' Director Peter Farrelly on His Production Crew's Drive for Authenticity

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

  • Aretha Franklin performs at pre-inaugural festivities,

    Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace': Helping Her 'Family to Heal and Move on'

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

  • Scott Budnick

    Scott Budnick’s One Community Aims to Make a Difference With Activist Content

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

  • The Quiet Place BTS John Krasinski

    Unexpected Hopefuls Enliven This Year's Oscar Race for Director Gold

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

  • Matthew LibatiqueAmerican Society of Cinematographers Awards,

    'A Star Is Born' Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Arrested for Assault

    A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation. Featured is a running duel between […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content