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That Forsyte Woman ()


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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 Forsyte
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Irene Forsyte
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Young Jolyon Forsyte
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Philip Bosinney
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June Forsyte
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Old Jolyon Forsyte
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James Forsyte
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Wilson
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Roger Forsyte
Stanley Logan ...
Swithin Forsyte
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Nicholas Forsyte
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Timothy Forsyte
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Ann Forsyte Heyman
Phyllis Morris ...
Julia Forsyte Small
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Hester Forsyte
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Mrs. Taylor
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Cabby (uncredited)
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Lord Dunstable (uncredited)
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Porter (uncredited)
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Old Jolyon's Maid (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jones - Old Jolyon's Butler (uncredited)
Constance Cavendish ...
Alice Forsyte (uncredited)
André Charlot ...
Gallery Director in Paris (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Cabby (uncredited)
David Dunbar ...
Driver (uncredited)
William Eddritt ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Dance MC's Voice (uncredited)
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Bookseller (uncredited)
Blanche Franke ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Girl with Gerald (uncredited)
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Gerald (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ...
Freddie Winthrop (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ...
Detective (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ...
Gallery Assistant in London (uncredited)
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Constable (uncredited)
Richard Lupino ...
Chester Forsyte (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ...
Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Renee Mercer ...
Martha (uncredited)
Albert Petit ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Norman Rainey ...
Footman (uncredited)
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Mrs. Winthrop (uncredited)
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Amelia - Maid (uncredited)
Nina Ross ...
Louise (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ...
M. Braval - Gallery Official in Paris (uncredited)
John Sheffield ...
Footman (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ...
Mr. McLean (uncredited)
Gabrielle Windsor ...
Jennie (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Eric Forsyte (uncredited)

Directed by

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Compton Bennett

Written by (WGA)

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John Galsworthy ... (based on book I of "The Forsyte Saga" by)
 
Jan Lustig ... (screen play) &
Ivan Tors ... (screen play) and
James B. Williams ... (screen play)
 
Arthur Wimperis ... (additional dialogue)

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Leon Gordon ... producer

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Bronislau Kaper ... (musical score)

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Joseph Ruttenberg ... director of photography

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Fredrick Y. Smith ... film editor

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Daniel B. Cathcart
Cedric Gibbons

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

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Walter Plunkett ... (costumes: women)
Valles ... (costumes: men)

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Jack Dawn ... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer

Production Management

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Hugh Boswell ... production manager (uncredited)

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Robert E. Barnes ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jack D. Moore ... associate set decorator

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Ralph A. Pender ... sound (uncredited)

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Virgil Apger ... still photographer (uncredited)
Herbert Fischer ... camera operator (uncredited)
Leo Monlon ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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James Gooch ... technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa ... technicolor color consultant
Eylla Jacobs ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines To men she could be ice . . . or fire . . . or everything! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Forsyte Saga (United States)
  • The Forsyte Saga (Ireland, English title)
  • The Forsyte Saga (United Kingdom)
  • La dynastie des Forsyte (France)
  • La dinastía de los Forsyte (Spain)
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  • 113 min
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Trivia When Greer Garson flung her wardrobe open to change into a dress to accompany Soames to the art gallery, Errol Flynn jumped out of the wardrobe which caused her to scream and faint on set. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949). See more »
Soundtracks The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset See more »
Quotes Soames Forsyte: [In a disparaging way as Young Jolyon is leaving] I understand you're teaching now at some sort of second-rate art school... or something.
Young Jolyon Forsyte: [Replying as he is leaving] The art school is first rate. I'm second rate.
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