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The Women (1-Sep-1939)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Anita Loos; Jane Murfin

From a play by: Clare Boothe Luce

Musical Score: Edward Ward; David Snell

Producer: Hunt Stromberg

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

In a group of society women of 1930s New York, Norma Shearer finds that her husband has left her for Joan Crawford, a sales clerk working in a department store. Great performances from everyone in this adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's Broadway play. Often overlooked in the flood of great movies released in 1939. Entered 2007 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Boland
Actor
28-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1965 Ruggles of Red Gap
Joan Crawford
Actor
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Joan Fontaine
Actor
22-Oct-1917 15-Dec-2013 Suspicion
Paulette Goddard
Actor
3-Jun-1910 23-Apr-1990 Reap the Wild Wind
Virginia Grey
Actor
22-Mar-1917 31-Jul-2004 Hullabaloo
Hedda Hopper
Actor
2-May-1885 1-Feb-1966 Queen of the Quickies
Mary Beth Hughes
Actor
13-Nov-1919 27-Aug-1995 The Ox-Bow Incident
Ruth Hussey
Actor
30-Oct-1911 19-Apr-2005 The Philadelphia Story
Marjorie Main
Actor
24-Feb-1890 10-Apr-1975 Ma and Pa Kettle
Rosalind Russell
Actor
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Norma Shearer
Actor
10-Aug-1902 12-Jun-1983 The Divorcee
Lucile Watson
Actor
27-May-1879 24-Jun-1962 Watch on the Rhine
Virginia Weidler
Actor
21-Mar-1927 1-Jul-1968 The Philadelphia Story
Cora Witherspoon
Actor
5-Jan-1890 17-Nov-1957 The Bank Dick

CAST

Norma Shearer   ...   Mrs. Stephen Haines (Mary)
Joan Crawford   ...   Crystal Allen
Rosalind Russell   ...   Mrs. Howard Fowler (Sylvia)
with
Mary Boland   ...   The Countess De Lave (Flora)
Paulette Goddard   ...   Miriam Aarons
Phyllis Povah   ...   Mrs. Phelps Potter (Edith)
Joan Fontaine   ...   Mrs. John Day (Peggy)
Virginia Weidler   ...   Little Mary
Lucile Watson   ...   Mrs. Morehead
Marjorie Main   ...   Lucy
and
Virginia Grey   ...   Pat
Ruth Hussey   ...   Miss Watts
Muriel Hutchison   ...   Jane
Hedda Hopper   ...   Dolly DuPuyster
Florence Nash   ...   Nancy Blake
Cora Witherspoon   ...   Mrs. Van Adams
Ann Morriss   ...   Instructress
Dennie Moore   ...   Olga
Mary Cecil   ...   Maggie
Mary Beth Hughes   ...   Miss Trimmerback

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