The Women

The Women

Director: George Cukor Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best Chic Flic's I have ever seen and being in Black and White makes it even more dramatic. I would recommend to anyone who would listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! The dialogue was outstanding and the story is excellent. I absolutley adore Lucile Watson. She has the best lines throughout the whole movie.
Andrew_T More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie with my girlfriend after learning that the recent Annette Bening effort was a remake of this film. We got it off of netflix and watched it and immediately had to own this movie. Amazingly witty and easily stands up to today's standards despite having been made in 1939, we were both stunned. Joan Crawford was amazing in her role as the heartless temptress that steals Norma Shearer's husband. But it is easily Rosalind Russell's character that stole the show to us. From the ease which she takes a pratfall or how she throws herself into a cat fight to the many gestures and facial expressions she uses as she plays friend to both parties and yet still manages to be a hoot. A lesser actress could have come across as even more cold than Crawford's character but Russell manages to be endearing and hilarious.

This is certainly a movie worth a look and its a criminal offense that this movie isn't as widely known as it should be.
SLIGOLASS More than 1 year ago
For anyone who enjoys lively, fast-paced dialogue among witty characters, you will love this film! I especially love that the plot is a little twisted as are a few of the females in it but some of the friends are true blue and that's a rare commodity these days! No lousy or vulgar language to listen to, just sharp-tongued, intelligently written conversations that will keep you wanting to find out what's going to happen next. P.S.After watching this movie, you CANNOT watch the newer version of THE WOMEN because it does not compare at all and will disappoint beyond belief!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!
nazareth62 More than 1 year ago
My dear Effex it's not that this film is unknown or hasn't been widely seen but rather you must be a little older than 23! I'm in total agreement with you-this film is a blast and not unlike quite a few films from Hollywood's heyday the dialog is what you remember with absolute glee! It's obvious that you're a little younger and just in the process of discovering films made prior to 1980 and I want to encourage you to continue to seek out those films that may have been made before your Mom and Dad even thought about you! If there were room to make a list of the best films to come out of the early studio system I wouldn't hesitate to write them all down for you. Film production was happening long before Ms. Benning's Mom and Dad thought about her too! You're on the right track though-this is a wonderful film! See it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the fact there were no men in this and yet you could feel their presence. the fashions were awesome for the time period and the dialoque was a hoot. very ahead of it's time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great film and one of the best films of the 1930's! It's all about a group of high society women and how they interact with each other and deal with the men in their lives. Norma Shearer's performance as jilted Mary Haines is on the mark. Joan Crawford's performance as man stealing (she swiped Mary Haine's hubby) Crystal Allen is superb while Rosalind Russell turns out a memorable performance as gossip hound Sylvia Fowler, who just can't wait to spread the news about Mary's marital problems. At first glance the film seems to paint women in a not-so-positive light as nothing more than gossipy back-stabbers that do nothing more criticize each other behind the other's backs. But one can clearly see that these women are strong and resourceful. The dialogue is clever and razor-sharp. All of the lead actresses are top form while Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine and Mary Boland provide the right support and are great in their respective roles. Also included is a Technicolor fashion show. While it may seem out of place and the fashions eccentric, it was a very innovative idea for its time. The fashions were designed by MGM fashion designer Adrian. Be sure to see this film, it's just one of the triumphs from MGM! You'll find it entertaining and very clever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie the first time I saw it about 15 years ago. This is a women's movie, for sure. It is my all time favorite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get the popcorn and pyjmas ready and invite your girlfriends over for a movie you will all love. Great story line, great acting. High society women in NYC and their loves and losses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in the day when MGM was the end- all, be-all, Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest!) and Norma Shearer (married to director Irving Thalberg) starred in this all- woman cast (no man's face is ever seen!) that pinpoints the humor in marriage, divorce, and the cattiness of upper society. Couldn't be happier now that it's on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is hands down, my all time favorite movie. Ony ALL ABOUT EVE can rival this film for exceptional dialogue, and good old fashioned catty fun. Rosiland Russell steals the show as untra feline Sylvia Fowler. I could spend hours just quoting the lines, but I'll just use,'Any ladles sweet, that serves up some gravy.' This fabulous movie seves it up by the bucket full!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The actresses are fantastic! It's a comedy, drama and romance worth seeing again and again. Even though it's 1930-ish, it is perfectly lovely to watch now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE WOMEN is spectacular story of New York's jet set and their love lives. It ventures into the lives of 1930 women. It is a sizziling story of love, hate, and glamour. The charecter's personalites rank from slut to queen. It is spectacular!