MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,756 this week

Women in War (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  6 June 1940 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

A "good-time girl", raised by her somewhat lax divorced father, finds herself involved in an accidental death, and the only way she's able to get out of it is to volunteer--albeit ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 546 titles
created 21 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 2402 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 362 titles
created 22 Jan 2014
 
a list of 90 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 4639 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Women in War" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Women in War (1940)

Women in War (1940) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Women in War.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne
Second Chorus (1940)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.

Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A self-made success is determined to give his son the lavish upbringing he himself was denied. Not surprisingly, the son grows up to be spoiled rotten, causing grief and pain to everyone who loves him.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne, Louis Hayward
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tony (Charles Laughton), a successful but illiterate middle-aged grape farmer, sends the photograph of his handsome young foreman, Joe (William Gargan), instead of his own, hoping to woo ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An interne witnesses the death of a young mother in a maternity hospital delivery room. Disturbed that he might have overlooked something that could have prevented the death, he goes to a ... See full summary »

Director: Pare Lorentz
Stars: Myron McCormick, Storrs Haynes, Will Geer
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer
Stars: Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Hugh Herbert
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who,... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Allan Jones, Irene Hervey, Martha Raye
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elsie Janis ...
Matron O'Neil, formerly Mrs. Starr
Wendy Barrie ...
Pamela Starr
...
Lt. Larry Hall
...
Gail Halliday
Dennie Moore ...
Ginger
Dorothy Peterson ...
Sister Frances
...
Pierre, the Cobbler
Colin Tapley ...
Capt. Tedford, the Masher
Stanley Logan ...
Col. Starr
Barbara Pepper ...
Millie, Irish Nurse
Pamela Randell ...
Phyllis Grant, Nurse
...
Sir Gordon, Defense Attorney
Lester Matthews ...
Sir Humphrey, Prosecuting attorney
Edit

Storyline

A "good-time girl", raised by her somewhat lax divorced father, finds herself involved in an accidental death, and the only way she's able to get out of it is to volunteer--albeit reluctantly--to be a nurse in the war effort. She travels to England and is assigned to a hospital under a very strict matron. What the girl doesn't know is that the matron is the mother she has never seen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mulheres na Guerra  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the only talkie for acclaimed stage actress Elsie Janis, and her final screen role. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oscar-nominated film exists at UCLA
31 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is one of a dozen or so Republic films that exist solely within the UCLA archives. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Special Effects. UCLA holds three copies - one is missing forty feet, one is missing five feet and one is missing one reel. The film is being held for preservation and is not viewable by the public.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Voting deborah1978
Discuss Women in War (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?