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The Women (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

The Women was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

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COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939) On September 27, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Look, I like what The Women (1939) meant to do. I like the whole thing about it having an all-female cast, about it being about women and everything. Unfortunately, I’ve a... Read full article


The Women of Old Hollywood: Doris Day in That Touch of Mink

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 5, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

Doris Day and Cary Grant in a lobby card for That Touch of Mink (1962). This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. It's also part of my series on Women in old Hollywood. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, actor and singer Doris Day created a chara... Read full article


The Women of Old Hollywood: Greta Garbo in Anna Christie and Camille

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 25, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

This article is the first in an occasional series about the portrayal of women in old Hollywood films. Today, my focus is on Greta Garbo's roles in Anna Christie (photo above) and Camille (1936). This article is also part of The Greta Garbo Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Holl... Read full article


From the Archives : The Women ( 1939 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 31, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Two cats ready to show their claws......Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in a scene from MGM's classic comedy The Women ( 1939 ). In this scene, they are on friendly terms, but they'll begin their fight shortly! From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverb... Read full article


“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway (June 26 – July 30)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 26, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It?s time for our next book giveaway! And, I am delighted to say that this time, we’ll be celebrating the women of silent comedy (and yes, it’s about time!). That said, we’ll be givin... Read full article


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Quotes from

Nancy Blake: [to Countess DeLave] Chin up.
Miriam Aarons: Right, both of them.


Crystal Allen: I'm having him dine at my place. It's about time he found out I was a home girl.
Pat: A home girl? Get her? Why don't you borrow the quintuplets for the evening?
Crystal Allen: Because I'm all the baby he wants, pet.


Olga: [while giving Mary a manicure] Well this Crystal Allen is a friend of mine, she's really a terrible man trap, soak it please. She's behind the perfume counter at Black's, so was I before I got fired... Uh, left.


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Facts about

There are over 130 roles in this movie, all played by women. Phyllis Povah, Marjorie Main, Mary Cecil and Marjorie Wood originated their roles in the play, which opened on 7 September 1937 and had 666 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. No doubles were used in the fight sequence where Rosalind Russell bites Paulette Goddard. Despite the permanent scar resulting from the bite, the actresses remained friends.
In addition to those cast members already listed, Beatrice Cole and Beryl Wallace also appeared in the stage play.
According to her autobiography, Rosalind Russell called in sick because Norma Shearer refused to share top billing. She stayed "sick" until Shearer finally relented.
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Released 1939
Inducted 2007
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