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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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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)  »

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Cumbres de soberbia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The film was based on the first of Galsworthy's Forsythe novels, "The Man of Property." See more »

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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

Irene Forsyte: [Seeing Soames for the first time in years in a Parisian gallery] Five years! It's quite a long time! How is London?
Soames Forsyte: [Sadly] Just as gray as ever. Perhaps a little grayer... now.
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The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset
Composed by Spagnoletti
[the first dance at June's ball]
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Flynn and Garson - A Beautiful Dysfunctional Couple
9 November 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

PBS made two great mini-series on "The Forsyte Saga" in 1968 and 2002. MGM made a good movie, too, about the Forsytes; they called it "That Forsyte Woman". It is a shorter version, but tells the story perfectly.

Casting Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) for Soames Forsyte is very creative, but it worked. This is Mr. Flynn's best performance. Greer Garson plays Soames beautiful but suffering wife, Irene. The chemistry between them makes the movie work. Too bad these great friends never worked again.

What does not work is Robert Young as Philip Bosinney. He was the wrong type and accent. The director should have hired an English actor for the Bosinney role.

The color scheme of the movie is black and white, but it is filmed in color. That is distracting! It is a black and white story. However, the movie is still interesting and it moves quickly.


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