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Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 2 March 1942 (UK)
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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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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Love-laughs explode all over the place when Garbo plays twin sisters, and Melvyn Douglas loves both of them! (original newspaper ad) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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2 March 1942 (UK)  »

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$316,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The movie was originally condemned by the National Legion of Decency for its immoral attitude towards marriage, and impudent suggestive scenes, dialogue and situations, and costumes. After the original print was revised, it was removed from the condemned list. The initial problem arose when the character played by Melvyn Douglas supposedly thought he was romancing his wife's twin sister, who he did not realize, in actual fact, was his wife herself simply impersonating her. In the revised version, Douglas receives a phone call advising him of the deception, so that now he knows it's really his own wife he's dallying with, which in the narrow minds of the dictators of the Catholic Legion of Decency, now made it OK. See more »

Goofs

When Karin has Larry's business partner and secretary in for breakfast, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the kitchen's stone wall and door frame. See more »

Quotes

Griselda Vaughn: You've made me lose my poise; for that I shall never forgive you.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Chica-Choca
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Roni
Danced by Greta Garbo, Robert Alton and chorus of nightclub patrons
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2 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I liked Garbo in this. It's not much of a film but she is wonderful to behold. She's certainly up there with Claudette Colbert, Jean Arthur, Carole Lombard and Irene Dunne. Personally Babs Stanwyck and Myrna Loy are the absolute stars of screwball but it's a shame Garbo didn't make a few more comedies to attest to her versatility, in the same way that Dietrich proved herself so much more than Von Sternberg's mannequin. If you look at the comedy of the era - the classic screwball - it's a very modern type of comedy and even some of the lesser entries play quite well now, especially as we are so used to American TV's sitcoms re- popularising the genre (Frasier being one of the best). I find screwballs of the 35-42 period are funnier now than most current comedies, Two-Faced Woman included.


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