Women, The (1939)
Women, The (1939) Genre(s): Comedy

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and a whole bunch of other women.

Synopsis: Marriage, divorce, and gossip. Lots and lots of gossip. Based on a Clare Boothe Luce play with an all-female cast.

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Ripley's movie review

Pay attention because this movie starts with a frenzy of dialogue and never really slows down. Lots of laughs, some good performances, and catty, catty, catty.

Crawford is great as the gold digger/bitch. Shearer is way too sweet (if she'd said, "ohhhhhhh Stephen" one more time I might have slapped the TV) but redeems herself at the end. Russell is hilarious as the friend who's not a friend. Goddard is beautiful and smart and the only character I would want to get to know. The rest of the cast play their quirky characters very well.

A good movie. I'd watch it again, if only to pick up on the dialogue I probably missed the first time around.

Added 19 August 2002 at 4:07 PM

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