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Female (1933) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and William Dieterle and produced by Robert Presnell Sr..

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Our generation's female 'Bellamy'?

By carole_and_co on Apr 25, 2020 From Carole & Co.

It's near impossible not to feel sorry for Ralph Bellamy, who in so many Golden Age romantic comedies -- such as in "Hands Across The Table" with Carole Lombard -- was cast as the "third wheel," the well-meaning but bland guy who never gets the girl. In "Hands," he loses the affection of Lombard's m... Read full article


Book Review--The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women

By KC on Nov 27, 2018 From Classic Movies

The Female Gaze: Essential Movie Made By Women Alicia Malone Mango, 2018 With The Female Gaze: Essential Movie Made by Women, Alicia Malone’s follow-up to last year’s Backwards and In Heels, the film reporter, host, and writer continues her invaluable quest to promote the work of women ... Read full article


Pre-Code Crazy: Female (1933)

By shadowsandsatin on Jan 6, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

Ruth Chatterton doesn?t get nearly as much attention as she should. And that?s a real shame. Perhaps best known for co-starring opposite Walter Huston in Dodsworth (1936), Chatterton was a pre-Code icon, appearing in no fewer than 20 features from the era, including some of my favorites ? Frisco Jen... Read full article


Marlene Dietrich?s Re-Education of American Female Sensuality

By Margaret Perry on Dec 16, 2016 From Margaret Perry

This post was originally written for my MA Film and Literature course?“Cold War Culture: Literature, Film, Theory in Cold War Europe” at the University of York (lecturer Dr. Erica Sheen).? The most poignant line Marlene Dietrich has in A Foreign Affair is when she asks her American army ... Read full article


No Entardecer da Vida / Forever Female (1953)

By L? on Apr 15, 2016 From Critica Retro

No Entardecer da Vida / Forever Female (1953) Voc? j? imaginou como um grande filme da hist?ria do cinema seria se pertencesse a outro g?nero? Por exemplo: e se “A Malvada / All About Eve” (1950) fosse uma com?dia? Bem, neste caso nem precisa imaginar: “No Entardecer da Vida... Read full article


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Alison Drake: [throwing a pillow onto a "lounging area"] Are you naturally enthusiastic?


Alison Drake: [wide-eyed] Oh I'm really quite human, you'd be amazed...


Red, Alison's Dance Partner at Party: [Flirting] Oh, you make these other women look like it's a hard times party.
Alison Drake: [Unimpressed] Oh, say it isn't so!


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The pool is the same one that can be seen in the musical number "By a Waterfall" from the Warner Bros. production "Footlight Parade", also released 1933. In this film, the scenes there are photographed with a different camera angle and while reusing the song "Shanghai Lil" from that other film.
The exterior of Alison Drake's house was shot on location at the famous Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
William A. Wellman replaced the original director, William Dieterle, when Dieterle became ill. Michael Curtiz took over as director when Wellman had to start directing College Coach.
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