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That Forsyte Woman (1949)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  3 November 1949 (USA)
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Love among the Forsytes is strange, full of tradition, melancholy and gold digging in this film treatise on Victorian-age rigidity and vestiges of a flawed society.

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Storyline

Soames and Irene Forsyte have a marriage of convenience. Young Jolyon Forsyte is a black sheep who ran away with the maid after his wife's death. Teenager June Forsyte has found love with an artist, Phillip Bosinny. The interactions between the Forsytes and the people and society around them is the truss for this love story set in the rigid and strict times of the Victorian age. Written by erasmus

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To men she could be ice . . . or fire . . . or everything!

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Drama | Romance

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3 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glória de Amar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Sixth of eight movies that paired Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. See more »

Goofs

In an era of corset-wearing ladies there is a scene where Irene confronts Soames in his office about going on vacation. Garson is dressed in a Victorian nightgown and robe but in various scenes of her seated her bra straps are visible. See more »

Quotes

Old Jolyon Forsyte: I arranged a respectable marriage for the boy.
Irene Forsyte: Uncle Jolyon, do you think marriage without love can be respectable.
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Version of The Forsyte Saga, Series II (2003) See more »

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The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset
Composed by Spagnoletti
[the first dance at June's ball]
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Luscious film -- interesting casting
23 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A luscious film, this breaks a few molds in the casting department. Greer Garson is superb as the unfulfilled wife who "held out for a higher price." (Great line!) Errol Flynn as the cold husband? It worked for me -- he showed a subtle side to his acting that worked perfectly. A young and not-so-debonair Robert Young, with his "uncombed" hair and his less-than-elegant wardrobe, plays the seducer with just the right touch of impishness. And Janet Leigh as the spurned fiance brings great pathos to her role.

The story is a bit contrived at the end, but the rest of the film succeeds in depicting frustration, arrogance, control, and passion with aplomb.


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