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Women Are Like That (1938)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  23 April 1938 (USA)
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Claire Landin
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Bill Landin
Ralph Forbes ...
Martin Brush
Melville Cooper ...
Mainwaring
Thurston Hall ...
Claudius King
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Mr. Snell
Gordon Oliver ...
Howard Johns
John Eldredge ...
Charles Braden
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Avery Flickner
Hugh O'Connell ...
George Dunlap
Georgia Caine ...
Mrs. Amelia Brush
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Miss Hall
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Snell
Josephine Whittell ...
Miss Douglas
Loia Cheaney ...
Miss Perkins
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William Hopper is on studio records in the role of Larraby, but he was not seen in the movie. Sam McDaniel is listed in some modern sources as a porter, but he also was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Bill Landin: He's got about as much imagination as a duck.
Claire Landin, aka Miss Claire King: Why a duck?
Bill Landin: Women are funny.
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Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Bernard Hanighen
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This seems like a competent but very tired premise
2 October 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Kay Francis and Pat O'Brien marry and things seem good...for a while. However, O'Brien is an incredibly misogynistic and insecure man and when his wife helps him pull off a great deal for his advertising agency, he does what only an idiot would do--leave his wife and quit his job!! Later, once he sobers up, he spends the rest of the movie doing pretty much everything he can to prove to Kay that is is HE who is a bigger man than she is. Other than bashing her over the head with a club, I can't imagine making O'Brien more obnoxious and unlikable. Throwing a giant temper tantrum and behaving boorishly gets pretty old pretty fast.

Had this battle of the sexes been done with finesse or any sense of humor at all, it would have played so much better. Films such as ADAM'S RIB and THE AWFUL TRUTH had humor plus the films were a bit more balanced. Here, though, the humorless message seems to be that women should just shut up and let their man do all the thinking. And it's not just the sexist message that is the problem--the film just isn't written well and it seems that Francis and O'Brien somehow got saddled with a bit of a lemon.

Tired and not particularly entertaining--this one is skipable.


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