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Two-Faced Woman (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  2 March 1942 (UK)
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While at a ski lodge, Larry Blake sees instructor Karin Borg and decides to sign up for private lessons. The next thing he knows, she is Mrs. Blake. When he announces that he is going back ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Karin Borg Blake
Lawrence 'Larry' Blake
Griselda Vaughn
Oscar 'O. O.' Miller
Dick 'Dickie' Williams
Miss Ruth Ellis, Larry's Secretary
Frances Carson ...
Miss Dunbar


While at a ski lodge, Larry Blake sees instructor Karin Borg and decides to sign up for private lessons. The next thing he knows, she is Mrs. Blake. When he announces that he is going back to work on his magazine in New York the next day, Karin refuses to go with him. She later comes to New York, buys expensive clothes, and goes to meet him when she sees he is with old flame Griselda. Caught by Blake's business partner, O.O. Miller, before she can leave, she explains that she is really Karin's twin sister Katherine. Hard to believe, but that is what she tries to make everyone, including Larry, believe. Larry, however, has serious doubts, but plays the game to the hilt as the worldly Katherine tries to take him away from both Griselda and Karin. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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THEY'RE RUNNING WILD! THEY HAVE NO BRAKES! THEY'V E LOST CONTROL! (original 6.5.5 newspaper ad - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 March 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Twins  »

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$316,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Greta Garbo's last film. See more »


Miss Ruth Ellis, Larry's Secretary: I am going slowly but quietly insane.
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Featured in Greta Garbo: A Lone Star (2001) See more »


Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Roni
Danced by Greta Garbo, Robert Alton and chorus of nightclub patrons
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Garbo slumming
3 December 2012 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Good writers, sparkling cast, Cukor direction, all the luxe trappings of MGM, but this attempted soufflé of a comedy is unworthy of Garbo, and probably helped speed her exit from Hollywood. Metro tries to domesticate her, to make her more of a Jean Arthur-Claudette Colbert sort of spunky dame, and she's certainly capable, but we know she's capable of so much more. Some post-production tampering on behalf of the Production Code renders the story meaningless--if Douglas knows of Garbo's deception, why doesn't he just confront her with it and end the movie?--and their relationship is an unconvincing yes-you-love-me-no-you-don't mishmash. Too, Douglas's character, though meant to represent appealing American manhood circa 1941, is rather a rotter--deceptive, callous, impatient, faithless--and while Douglas surely has the requisite charm, he doesn't make me like this guy. Constance Bennett provides some glamor and dry wit, and Ruth Gordon and Roland Young, stuck in conventional supporting roles, kill time amiably. But the novelty appeal of seeing Garbo in a swimsuit, Garbo dancing the Chica- Choca, Garbo playing a sort-of double role, isn't enough to save the picture.

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