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Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  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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Sam Craig
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Ellen Whitcomb
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Clayton
Minor Watson ...
William J. Harding
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'Pinkie' Peters
Gladys Blake ...
Flo Peters
Dan Tobin ...
Gerald Howe
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Phil Whittaker
William Tannen ...
Ellis
Ludwig Stössel ...
Dr. Lubbeck (as Ludwig Stossel)
Sara Haden ...
Matron
Edith Evanson ...
Alma
George Kezas ...
Chris
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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 negleted. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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19 January 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Katharine Hepburn refused to reveal who wrote the screen play to Louis B. Mayer until after he bought the project from Hepburn. Hepburn was afraid that Mayer would low-ball the two authors (Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr.) because at the time they were both relatively unknown. See more »

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When Tess gets out of the car as she arrives at her parents' house, she shuts a car door and you can see the reflection of man's legs standing and watching, even though there's no one else in the scene. See more »

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Phil Whittaker: Women should be kept illiterate and clean, like canaries.
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First Tracy-Hep teaming
8 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

And what a movie it is! Not because of the plot, which is pretty thin (super accomplished political journalist Tess falls for down to earth sports writer Sam), but because of the definite sparks flying between Tracy and Hepburn. Just watch that first scene and the eye-play between the two...

The ending was a mistake, though, especially when viewed with a modern eye; I believe Kate herself regretted Tess' 'conversion to little wife' in the final reel. I think we'd all have Sam's response to Tess' sniffy secretary Gerald though(yes, of course Miss Accomplished has a male secretary!).

Not a great film, but fun to watch in parts and the start of a great team on and off the screen.


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