A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.
In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for 'the season' and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he's in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere's 20th birthday party approaches, where all plays out amid numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms. Written by
"A Good Woman" is a theatrical version of Oscar Wilde's 1892 four-act comedy, "Lady Windermere's Fan." See more »
Cast members are shown smoking filter tipped cigarettes which were not available in the 1930s. See more »
Men advance, women resist. We retreat and they block our escape. We can't win.
The sexes will never understand each other.
Only because they take such pains to deceive each other.
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Blood is thicker than Champagne, Love can return to a lost heart.
One of the first truly entertaining films I have seen in a long time. I feel this is what true film making and entertainment should aspire to achieve. The performances were amazing and well directed. This film made me feel something in a heart I thought had become void of emotion. There are some unforgettable quotes throughout that I will never forget. The writing was brilliant. I didn't see it in the theater I bought the DVD not knowing what to expect. I sat and viewed it three times. I actually didn't want it to end. I became so attached to the characters. I want to know more of them. There were so many questions left unanswered. This is true in real life as well. I guess this was what caused me to get lost behind the closed doors in the Villas of Italy.
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