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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Mather ...
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Lumsden Hare ...
Stanley Logan ...
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Matt Moore ...
Florence Auer ...
Phyllis Morris ...
Marjorie Eaton ...


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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Release Date:

3 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cumbres de soberbia  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Originally Pidgeon was cast as Soames and Flynn as young Jolyon, but the actors felt they wanted to go against type and agreed to switch roles. See more »


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 »


Irene Forsyte: For once I wasn't thinking about the Forsythes.
Soames Forsyte: Then it's about time you did, my dear. When you marry a Forsythe, you become a Forsythe.
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »


The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset
Composed by Spagnoletti
[the first dance at June's ball]
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Errol Flynn has never been better!
24 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The main problem with this film is the casting. As Greer Garson's cold husband, Errol Flynn was cast. He is nothing short of superb, and he and Garson have great chemistry together. But the casting of Garson's lover went to Robert Young, and he is totally wrong for the role. One can never accept Garson's feelings for him over Errol Flynn!

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