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That Forsyte Woman (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 1949 (USA)
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.

Director:

Compton Bennett

Writers:

John Galsworthy (based on book I of "The Forsyte Saga" by), Jan Lustig (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Soames Forsyte
Greer Garson ... Irene Forsyte
Walter Pidgeon ... Young Jolyon Forsyte
Robert Young ... Philip Bosinney
Janet Leigh ... June Forsyte
Harry Davenport ... Old Jolyon Forsyte
Aubrey Mather ... James Forsyte
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Wilson
Lumsden Hare ... Roger Forsyte
Stanley Logan Stanley Logan ... Swithin Forsyte
Halliwell Hobbes ... Nicholas Forsyte
Matt Moore ... Timothy Forsyte
Florence Auer ... Ann Forsyte Heyman
Phyllis Morris Phyllis Morris ... Julia Forsyte Small
Marjorie Eaton ... Hester Forsyte
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Storyline

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:

this is the story of that Forsyte woman and the men who were such fools about her! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forsyte Saga See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,710,000, 31 December 1949
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In MGM's Silver Anniversary Promotional film, "Some of the Best: 25 Years of Motion Picture Leadership" this film, still in development, was announced as "The Forsyte Saga." 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 »

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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Connections

Version of The Forsyte Saga (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset
Composed by Spagnoletti
[the first dance at June's ball]
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Very interesting although hard to believe...
18 June 2005 | by simba-18See all my reviews

How could any woman choose another man over Errol Flynn? I don't know either. That's why I didn't buy the premise of this but was impressed with the performances. Errol Flynn is always great to watch and proves here that he can deliver the acting goods and always of course looks distractingly handsome. Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon are a treat to watch together. A previous poster mentioned the fact that Greer Garson having an adulterous affair didn't work because she was just too likable really doesn't apply here because the fact that their marriage is unhappy is established. Robert Young comes off less sympathetic than Flynn's Soames Forsythe, in my opinion. Here he takes advantage of the young and naive June Forsythe and the unhappy marriage of Mrs. Forsythe at the same time. The story is contrived but overall a good flick to watch on a rainy day. I would recommend it.


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