The Women (1939)

1939 • 133 minutes
27 reviews
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It's all about men! In the eternal battle between the sexes, one side holds an overwhelming advantage: Armed with razor-sharp wit and wielding gossip as a weapon, victory can only go to The Women. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell enter the skirmish as Mary Haines, Crystal Allen and Sylvia Fowler--whose battlegrounds are the beauty parlor and fashion-show runway. The engagement begins when Mary's husband takes up with shop girl Crystal, and scandalmonger Sylvia gives Mary advice that quickly results in divorce--but that is only the opening salvo in this cracklingly sharp, classic comedy. The star-studded cast consists entirely of women.

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27 reviews
Taylor Harris
September 21, 2017
Finally!!!!! This has been on my wishlist for ages and now I can finally own a copy and watch this great movie over and over while repeating the lines and imitating the characters. My all time favorite movie.
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Mikki Grabert
August 17, 2020
Still an all time favorite. Even if it is dated this film still means a lot for women in film and for the times. It's also just a real joy to watch because of the interesting gossiping storyline it plays with. Lively yet has a lot of verbal information. However if you don't like a lot of talking, you will not like this film haha.
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Cheryl Trevino
October 20, 2017
So happy to have found this movie!!! Has been my fave for 25 yrs!!! Finally I can watch it when I want not just the limited showings on TCM!
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