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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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Cedric Gibbons was nominated for the Art Direction Academy Award for this picture. He had also been nominated in the same category for When Ladies Meet (1933). See more »

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Bridget 'Bridgie' Drake: Quiet, Walter. we're being literary.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Robert Taylor with modified lyrics
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A lot to enjoy
24 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hey, I like both versions of this film. Not into parsing them either. The assembled talent, story, parts, clothes, set. This is the kind of movie I like to watch multiple times. First, watch the movie through. Then, maybe follow separate characters through. There's a lot going on simultaneously. Then, watch the clothes. Then, check out the house, furniture, etc. There was so much style put into these. All of these elements are what made these 30's and 40's films so special. I don't understand why all the comparisons and nitpicking.

In both versions, the lady of the country house is something of a wonder - Spring Byington here. I like the Jimmy part a lot, and thought both actors did him well. He's the kind of guy who makes a wonderful friend, though he could get on your nerves at times. He's a young man who will settle down and make a good husband, reliable and good company along the way. Woodruff was an older man who hadn't settled down, self-centered, made a bad husband and rather a dullard actually.

I think the sorting out between the women worked for both of them. The wife shook off the dead weight or drew her line anyway; the "girl friend" woke up from her naive daydream. We hope the husband woke up as well. Looks like Jimmy has a chance to come out on top as well!

What's there to be so cynical about?


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