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The Women (1939)

 





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The Women (1939)

In director George Cukor's adaptation of Clare Boothe's legendary stage comedy with an all-female cast:

  • the opening credits that represented each of the leading lady stars as an animal before dissolving into a close-up
  • a Technicolor Fashion Show sequence
  • the Sylvia/Peggy (Rosalind Russell-Joan Fontaine) exercise/work-out scene
  • the sequence of a rough, dirty-fighting brawl (including a leg bite) at a dude (divorce) ranch in Reno between Miriam Aarons (Paulette Goddard) and Sylvia (Mrs. Howard Fowler)
  • Mary Haines' (Norma Shearer) "women are equal" speech
  • the acidic dialogue including gold-digging shopgirl Crystal Allen's (Joan Crawford) final parting words: "...there's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society, outside of a kennel"



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