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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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(as W.S. Van Dyke II) , (uncredited) , 1 more credit »

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(original story), (screen play), 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Georgi Gragore
Verree Teasdale ...
Madame Marcesca
Kent Taylor ...
Phil Mayberry
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Linda Rodgers
Mona Barrie ...
Sandra Mayberry
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Joe
Paul Cavanagh ...
Bill Rodgers
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Dr. Duveen
Frances Drake ...
Lola Estermont
Marjorie Main ...
Gertie
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Sid
Willie Best ...
Sambo
Don Castle ...
Ted Fenton
Dalies Frantz ...
Joe Barnes
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Storyline

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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

2 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esta mujer es mía  »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Carson is credited onscreen but has only one short scene yelling in a subway. His voice is clearly dubbed, probably because he couldn't be at the retakes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Karl Decker: You know, it's very hard to be useful and unhappy at the same time.
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Connections

Featured in Kisses (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by clinic patients at the end
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a train wreck
15 November 2002 | by (Denver) – See all my reviews

I adore Hedy Lamarr. I think she was vastly underrated as an actress during the 40s. She was the Nastassja Kinski of that era, and critics didn't take her seriously. Having said all that...this film is a BORE. When I watched it for the first time, I was shocked at the lack of continuity, not only in story, but in makeup and costumes. Hedy's makeup changes from shot to shot. So does hair length and style. Reason: This thing had so many writers and underwent so many stops and starts it's amazing they ever released it at all. Her "Lady of the Tropics" began filming AFTER this one began, yet it was released before "I Take This Woman." In fact, at the time, it was known in Hollywood as "I Re-Take This Woman." That should tell you something. I'm a Spencer Tracy fan as well, but he is AWFUL here. I've read in various film histories that he absolutely despised Hedy Lamarr, and that looks perfectly obvious on film. NO chemisty whatsoever. The story wanders around for reel after reel and finally just rolls to an end very strangely. I can't recommend this one at all.


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