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Smart Woman (1931)

Wife turns tables on cheating hubby.

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Mrs. Nancy Gibson
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Donald 'Don' / 'Donnie' Gibson
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Sir Guy Harrington
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Billy Ross
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Miss Peggy Preston
Ruth Weston ...
Mrs. Sally Gibson Ross
Gladys Gale ...
Mrs. Preston - Peggy's Mother
Alfred Cross ...
Brooks, Gibson's butler
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Mrs. Windleweaver
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After an extended stay in Paris to care for her ailing mother, wealthy Nancy Gibson is happy to be heading back to her Long Island home to be reunited with her husband, Don Gibson, who she dearly loves. Upon her arrival at the house, Don is not there. Nancy learns from husband and wife Billy and Sally Ross - Don's business partner and Don's sister - that Don is with his mistress, Peggy Preston, who he intends to marry if Nancy will grant him a divorce. Apparently, everyone is aware of the situation and most, including Billy and Sally and the household servants, are on Nancy's side. After composing herself following receiving this devastating news, Nancy, who still loves Don and wants to be with him, decides that there are better ways of getting him back than to be the devastated wife. Acting the modern woman, Nancy pretends that she too has fallen in love with another man she met in Europe. As the other man, she uses the unwitting help of Brit, Sir Guy Harrington, a man she met on the... Written by Huggo

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IN DRAMA EXCITING AS A PARTY LINE!.. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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12 September 1931 (USA)  »

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Astucia de mujer  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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This was the first film played at the famous Roxy Theater in New York City. See more »

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The unopened letters from Nancy to Don from Paris all have the same date on the cancellation postmark. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Sally Ross: [reading the label] Not more than 40 percent alcohol... um hmm... I thought so.
Billy Ross: Why the idea! 40. Well, that's probably to keep the iron from rusting.
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Three Little Words
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Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Hummed by Mary Astor
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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Smart Woman (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Racy pre-code from Warner has Mary Astor returning from a vacation to learn that her husband is having an affair. In order to get back at him she decides to stage her own affair. This is a rather interesting film due in large part to Astor who gets to put on the sex appeal. She would play a lot of nice women in her career so it's fun seeing her getting to act a tad bit naughty. The film has plenty of nice laughs but the ending is a bit too over-dramatic. Astor is terrific in her role as are the supporting players.


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