The Women 1939

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The Women ★★★½ 1939

A brilliant adaptation of the Clare Boothe Luce stage comedy about a group of women who destroy their best friends' reputations at various social gatherings. Crawford's portrayal of the nasty husband-stealer is classic, and the fashion-show scene in Technicolor is one not to miss. Hilarious bitchiness all around. Remade semi-musically as “The Opposite Sex.” Another in that long list of stellar 1939 pics. 133m/B VHS, DVD . Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland, Lucile Watson, Margaret Dumont, Paulette Goddard, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main; D: George Cukor; W: Anita Loos; C: Joseph Ruttenberg. Natl. Film Reg. ‘07.

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