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The Women

The Women

The Women

1939 / 133min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: GEORGE CUKOR

CAST: NORMA SHEARER, JOAN CRAWFORD, ROSALIND RUSSELL

Cukor supplies the snappy pacing and elegant direction, Clare Boothe Luce (original stage play) and Anita Loos (screen adaptation) supply the barbed quips, and an amazing all-female ensemble cast—including Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine as a claws-out chorus of high-society dames—do the rest. When shameless shopgirl Joan Crawford sinks her hooks into socialite Norma Shearer’s husband, Russell and other petty patrician pals flock to the scandalous spectacle to provide a little support, and a lot of ruthlessly funny running commentary.