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When Ladies Meet (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 August 1941 (USA)
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

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Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without telling Mary who she is. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Mona Barrie who plays Mabel in this film, also played the evil Baroness in Love on the Run with Crawford and Clark Gable in 1936. See more »

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Claire Woodruff: I've discovered it doesn't pay to be capable. Husbands don't approve.
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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
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Not So Hot
16 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Mary (Joan Crawford) is a novelist who's in love with her married publisher (Herbert Marshall). Her friend and implied booty call Jimmy (Robert Taylor) is in love with her. So Jimmy decides to engineer things so Mary and the publisher's wife (Greer Garson) are thrown together. This is a strange one. A mixture of comedy and "women's picture," Joan doesn't seem quite right for the part. Nor does Taylor seem right as a guy who has to beg a girl to choose him over the likes of Herbert Marshall. It's got lots of MGM gloss and a nice cast. Garson shines best. But it's all surprisingly dull. This is also one of the Joan movies where she wore the shoulder pads she would become famous for. It might even be the first. I'm not a big fan of that look for her but it would dominate her public image in the decades after. Strong jaw, heavy eyebrows, big shoulder pads. Tacky. But it's more subtle here. It gets worse later.


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