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I Take This Woman (1940)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  2 February 1940 (USA)
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Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgi Gragore
Verree Teasdale ...
Madame Marcesca
Phil Mayberry
Linda Rodgers
Mona Barrie ...
Sandra Mayberry
Bill Rodgers
Dr. Duveen
Frances Drake ...
Lola Estermont
Willie Best ...
Don Castle ...
Ted Fenton
Dalies Frantz ...
Joe Barnes


Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he becomes physician to the rich, abandoning his clinic services to the poor. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Release Date:

2 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esta mujer es mía  »

Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Because of all the retakes Spencer Tracy Tracy jokingly referred to the title as "Won't Somebody Take This Woman?" See more »


When Georgi declines an apple from a street vendor, she says, "No, thank you very much", but her lips keep moving after the line - an obvious dub. See more »


Dr. Karl Decker: She's like something you see in a jeweler's window. A single, flawless gem on a piece of black velvet. You take one long look and then you pass on.
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Featured in Kisses (1991) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by clinic patients at the end
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One of only four collaborations between these two stars
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually the most brilliant performance in this movie was that of Verree Teasdale as Madame 'Cesca' Marcesca, the jewel saleslady who acted the part of the raisonneuse. Her sarcastic comments and assessments of the psychological foibles of high society were priceless. The writing of this movie which supplied so many great one-liners was truly high level with the great Charles MacArthur starting things off. At first I swore Teasdale must have been Hedda Hopper because her character mimicked that lady's commentaries and attitudes. Whatever became of such a talented actress? Actually, in contradistinction to your other commentators I thought Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr were quite good in their acting. While at first I thought this must have been their only collaboration IMDb shows us that they made four movies together. I had never even heard of their movies and this one was the first one I'd ever seen. It was worthwhile and interesting seeing this movie despite its frequent moments of over-sentimentality.

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