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Smart Woman (1931)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 September 1931 (USA)
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Wife turns tables on cheating hubby.

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Mrs. Nancy Gibson
Robert Ames ...
Donald 'Don' / 'Donnie' Gibson
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Sir Guy Harrington
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Billy Ross
Noel Francis ...
Miss Peggy Preston
Ruth Weston ...
Mrs. Sally Gibson Ross
Gladys Gale ...
Mrs. Preston - Peggy's Mother
Alfred Cross ...
Brooks, Gibson's butler
Lillian Harmer ...
Mrs. Windleweaver
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Storyline

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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12 September 1931 (USA)  »

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Astucia de mujer  »

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 13 January 1930 and had 136 performances. The opening night cast included Minna Gombell, Gavin Muir and Stanley Ridges. 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
(1930)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Hummed by Mary Astor
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Nice Early Talkie
21 January 2005 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews

This early Gregory La Cava film is a nice comedy-drama, starring the beautiful and talented Mary Astor, who is the show's main attraction, because I have to admit that I found the other leading player, Robert Ames, who plays her husband, rather dull in this one.

The film's plot has to do with the marital problems between Astor and Ames, after the former arrives from a travel to France. Noteworthy performances by John Halliday as a debonair man of the world who befriends Astor and Edward Everett Horton as Ames' Business Partner, who's highly amusing in his role, as always, and gets to say a lot of witty lines & wisecracks.

Early 30's and Mary Astor fans will have a good time watching this film, which at 68 minutes, is very short by today's standards.


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