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Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 January 1942 (USA)
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

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Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don't like each other very much. At least the first time, because they eventually fall in love and get married. But Tess is a very active woman and one of the most famous feminists in the country; she is even elected as "the woman of the year." Being busy all the time, she forgets how to really be a woman and Sam begins to feel neglected. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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19 January 1942 (USA)  »

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La mujer del año  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The only film credit of George Kezas, who plays the little Greek war refugee. See more »

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In the kitchen scene Tess (Hepburn) uses a vacuum coffee maker (Cona) to make coffee. But if she had put the coffee in the bottom of the coffee maker and the water in the top, as she is shown to do, it wouldn't have made coffee at all. It might even have exploded. See more »

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Sam Craig: I don't want to be married to Tess Harding any more than I want you to be just Mrs Sam Craig. Why can't you be Tess Harding Craig?
Tess Harding: I think it's a wonderful name.
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Referenced in Letter from an Unknown Woman (2004) See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ at the wedding
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Katharine Hepburn was the woman of every year.
13 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In their first of nine co-star rings, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy play Tess Harding and Sam Craig, reporters at a newspaper who get married. Naturally, Sam assumes that Tess will "settle down" and just be a wife, but she is very independent, with events to cover all over the world. They sort of forget that they're married.

You just can't beat a pairing like Tracy and Hepburn. "Woman of the Year" moves along like a...I can't even come up with a good comparison, but I basically mean that it's very brisk. It's impossible not to like this movie. You would have to be a full-scale sourpuss not to like this movie. A comedy classic.


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