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Release Date:
30 September 1954 (USA) See more »
The Worldy Story of Three Deadly Females and the Men in Their Lives! See more »
An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Clifton Webb ... Ernest Gifford

June Allyson ... Katie Baxter

Van Heflin ... Jerry Talbot

Lauren Bacall ... Elizabeth Burns

Fred MacMurray ... Sid Burns

Arlene Dahl ... Carol Talbot

Cornel Wilde ... Bill Baxter

Elliott Reid ... Tony Andrews

Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Evelyn Andrews

Alan Reed ... Tomaso
David Hoffman ... Jabernowski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Astran ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Alex Ball ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)

Billie Bird ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Waiter (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

Virginia Carroll ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter at Tony's (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Fritzi Dugan ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Conrad Feia ... Bellhop (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Marcoreta Hellman ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Jonathan Hole ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Stork Club Patron (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

Jarma Lewis ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Virginia Maples ... Model (uncredited)
Melinda Markey ... Daughter (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Eileen Maxwell ... Model (uncredited)

George Melford ... Auto Plant Worker (uncredited)
Joyce Newhard ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Servant (uncredited)

Monty O'Grady ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)

Maudie Prickett ... Mother (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Louise Robinson ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Marc Snow ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Spaulding ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Doorman (uncredited)
Janet Stewart ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)

William Tannen ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Model (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)
Jean Walters ... Woman in Bargain Basement (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Butler (uncredited)

Carleton Young ... Executive Reception Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Negulesco 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Binyon 
Russel Crouse 
Howard Lindsay 
Mary Loos 
Richard Sale 
Mona Williams  story

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler 
Art Direction by
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Production Management
A.F. Erickson .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound
Arthur von Kirbach .... sound
Dick Jensen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bert Ross .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"A Woman's World" - USA (alternative title)
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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)

Did You Know?

A section of Lauren Bacall's dialogue from the film is used at the end of the song "The Asphalt World", which appears on the British band Suede's second album and what is considered to be their creative high point "Dog Man Star".See more »
Continuity: When we first see the new Gifford black convertible, actually the Ford X-100, in the lobby of the Gifford building the top and side windows are closed. In the next shot they are open and the occupant closes them, supposedly at the first drop of rain.See more »
Movie Connections:
It's a Woman's WorldSee more »


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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Underrated, Classy Laugh Out Loud Comedy, 29 June 2006

Woman's World was recommended to me through a friend of the family, and I'm very glad they did! Through the 94 minutes of this film, I was laughing out loud constantly (mainly because of June Allyson's goofy character), but also on the edge of my seat wondering who would get the job! It's rather sad that this isn't as well known as it should be, because it is a real laugh but also very climatic.

Three men are up for a major promotion in a car company and the man in charge (Clifton Webb) decides that each are fit for the job, but his decision will be based on one thing: their wives. Bill (Cornel Wilde) and Katie (June Allyson) care about each other too much to sacrifice seeing each other often. Sid (Fred MacMurray) and Elizabeth (Lauren Bacall) fight constantly as her husband is a workaholic, which causes trouble with his health. Jerry (Van Helfin) and Carol (Arlene Dahl) seem to want the job too much, and Carol goes to extreme lengths in an effort to make Jerry get the job.

Woman's World is nothing deep or revolutionary, it's just a classy comedy (I could watch it for the fashions alone!) with some big stars. It does look dated from today's standards, but I still really enjoyed it! The plot stays the same (in many ways, this is good) throughout the movie. Simply, sophisticated and elegant. Great 1954 comedy.

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