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When Ladies Meet (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 August 1941 (USA)
A successful novelist falls in love with her married publisher, to the consternation of her boyfriend, who arranges for her to meet the publisher's wife.

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Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

S.K. Lauren (screenplay), Anita Loos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Mary Howard
Robert Taylor ... Jimmy Lee
Greer Garson ... Clare Woodruf
Herbert Marshall ... Rogers Woodruf
Spring Byington ... Bridget Drake
Rafael Storm ... Walter Del Canto
Mona Barrie ... Mabel Guiness
Max Willenz Max Willenz ... Pierre
Florence Shirley Florence Shirley ... Janet Hopper
Leslie Francis Leslie Francis ... Homer Hopper
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Storyline

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without telling Mary who she is. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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4 of Hollywood's Biggest Stars in 1941's gay and racy comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando ellas se encuentran See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,830,000, 31 December 1941
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nearly every aspect of the scandalous play and pre-Code film version are included in the 1941 remake. Despite the difference in running times between the two film versions, the screenplays are virtually identical. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Drake: I do hope you won't be bored, Jimmy.
Jimmy Lee: [sarcastically] Bored? Why, literary receptions are my very life's blood.
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love but Thee (Jeg elsker Dig!)
(1864) (uncredited)
Music by Edvard Grieg
Lyrics by Hans Christian Andersen
English lyricist unknown
Played on piano by Joan Crawford
Reprised on piano by Greer Garson and sung by her and Joan Crawford
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A great film tribute to two amazing actresses
27 April 2006 | by cesmith7See all my reviews

I find the previous reviewer's comment about Greer and Davis' fans insulting. Every actor has their own way of acting.

Garson did an outstanding job in this film. Here MGM's big female stars (the older of the famous stars) are set to play opposite each other. One fighting to get the man, while the other fights to keep him. It is an amazing transition film, foreshadowing Crawford's replacement by Garson in a smooth and flattering setting to both of their incredible skills.

You can't compare their acting styles to each other when they are so different. "When Ladies Meet" is a showcase for both of their styles and they compliment each other.

This is a classic. I only wish they would put it out on DVD.


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