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What a Woman! (1943)

A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.

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Henry Pepper
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Prof. Michael 'Mike' Cobb
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Pat O'Shea
Edward Fielding ...
Sen. Howard Ainsley
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Jane Drake
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Miss Timmons
Douglas Wood ...
Dean Alfred B. Shaeffer
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Mr. Clark
Lilyan Irene ...
Minna
Frank Dawson ...
Ben
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A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.

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THE MERRIEST AND MADDEST OF MAN-HUNTS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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28 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Ten Percent Woman  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 14, 1949 with Rosalind Russell reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Carol Ainsley: I've got to take him out to Hollywood and see that he's properly launched.
Sen. Howard Ainsley: Couldn't you just crack a bottle over his head?
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Don't They Know There's a War On?
19 October 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This mildly preposterous riff on the by now standard Rosalind Russell comedy -- high powered woman executive meets easy-going, mildly contemptuous bohemian and falls into frilly love by the end of the fifth reel -- winds along its well-greased way in a mildly bemused fashion. Long-time pro, Irving Cummings directs this well enough, but only Miss Russell puts any oomph into her role and the visuals mainly seem concerned with her head, making sure that she has an odd looking hat or hairdo that seems to change with every scene. She wears some dynamite dresses also; credit Travis Banton for the dresses. He seems to have specialized in gowning Carole Lombard in her movies.

Everyone seems to be giving it the old college try, but by now the formula had grown pretty tired, sustained only by war time movie attendance and some hope that all those Rosies out there, busy riveting together planes and battleships would be able to spend their times in silly hats once the war was over and men like Brian Aherne would be free of the restrictions of bow ties.


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