Up 15,109 this week

The Feminine Touch (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  October 1941 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 481 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 2 critic

John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy ... See full summary »


(as Major W.S. Van Dyke II)


(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
a list of 9 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
a list of 7 titles
created 20 Jan 2014
a list of 10000 titles
created 01 Jun 2014
a list of 3835 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Feminine Touch (1941)

The Feminine Touch (1941) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Feminine Touch.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas
Lady Killer (1933)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay
Night Nurse (1931)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods
Confession (1937)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

Director: Joe May
Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Charles Ruggles
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

Director: Pat Jackson
Stars: George Baker, Belinda Lee, Delphi Lawrence
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong


Complete credited cast:
John Hathaway
Nellie Woods
Elliott Morgan
Captain Makepeace Liveright
Rubber-Legs Ryan
Shelley Mason
Freddie Bond
Dean Hutchinson
David Clyde ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forrester Harvey ...
(scenes deleted)


John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy published. John and Julie go to Elliott Morgan Publishing to discuss his book. Being that it is highly technical and boring, Nellie wants to focus on the small part about couples that she thinks will sell. But it soon becomes apparent that everyone is more intrigued by Julie than the book. Elliott tries to make advances on Julie while Nellie is more interested in John than his book. Julie, however, is worried about John, while John, who wrote the book on jealousy, seems oblivious to it and thinks that he knows everything about jealousy. Written by Tony Fontana <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Woman  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Nellie Woods: Sorry I'm not what you were expecting.
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: What makes you think I'm expecting anybody?
Nellie Woods: What makes me think that dogs like liver?
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: I don't get the analogy, but I expect it's very clever. It so happens that you're wrong; there's no one coming.
Nellie Woods: You're right. She's gone out with her husband.
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: [feigning confusion] Uh. . .who has?
Nellie Woods: The liver.
See more »


References Tugboat Annie (1933) See more »


(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Jack Little
Lyrics by Dick Finch and Tommie Malie
Played as background music during the opening and end credits
Sung by an unidentified woman at a nightclub
Sung a cappella by Rosalind Russell
Played as background music often
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

LOVE that dream sequence
3 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am second to none in my admiration for Roz Russell, but she was clearly second choice for this role. The wife is supposed to slay men at first sight and make them behave like idiots. Sorry, but that's not Roz. It seems tailor made for Hedy Lamarr, who would have been at the height of her beauty in 1941. Even the Adrian wardrobe looks designed with Lamarr in mind. Someone above mentioned Lana Turner, but she would have been too young at this time. Also, Roz plays it like a half-wit, something Lamarr wouldn't have to resort to, as a war-bride who had trouble with American idioms and customs. Ameche, Heflin and Francis are terrific as usual, as is the rest of the supporting cast. And I loved the production design, van Heflin's couch and lamps in his NY apartment are particularly terrifying, as is Kay Francis's "beaver-mouse ears" hat. And I LOVE that Dali-esquire dream sequence. Someone ought to do a compilation of the Dali-inspired dream sequences from the period. There were lots.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
JEALOUS fleming-7
donald meek ksf-2
beards in that era for those too young to remember skiddoo
Publisher's secretary titch-2
Discuss The Feminine Touch (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: