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When Ladies Meet (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 23 June 1933 (USA)
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without telling Mary who she is. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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23 June 1933 (USA)  »

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Strange Skirts  »

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Trivia

Rachel Crothers's play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 6 October 1932 and closed 4 March 1933 after 173 performances. The opening night cast included Walter Abel as Jimmie, Spring Byington as Bridget, Frieda Inescort as Mary, Herbert Rawlinson as Rogers and Selena Royle as Clare. See more »

Goofs

In the garden at Bridget's home, Mary is next to a small statuette that holds a wreath and stands on a simple pedestal. In the next scene, the statuette's relationship to Mary has changed, the wreath is missing, and the pedestal more complex. In the third scene, the statuette has reverted to that in the first scene. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Drake: I tell you this is an awfully hard age for a good woman to live in - I mean a woman who wants to have any fun. The old instincts of right and wrong merely hold you back. You're neither one thing nor the other. You're neither happy and bad, nor good and contented. You're just discontentedly decent.
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Connections

Version of When Ladies Meet (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Love, You Funny Thing
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Played on the piano by Martin Burton
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Thoroughly affable; a classic!
4 April 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

I had a blast watching this sparkling and affable MGM classic - the first and best adaptation of Crothers' luridly sophisticated play, beautifully shot in black and white with some stylish Cedric Gibbons art direction. Elegant and effervescent, this pre-Code film is a triumph of casting: Myrna Loy, Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Alice Brady, and Frank Morgan all in top form. Loy is surprisingly enjoyable as the lady novelist Mary who is deeply in love with the publisher Rodge (Morgan). I agree Ann Harding steals the show; she never looked beautiful and radiant as the wife of the publisher. Alice Brady is a revelation as the whimsical society matron Bridget. The film sometimes feels too gabby but it is aided by the stars' charisma and a tremendously witty dialogue.


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