The Women (1939)
The Women (1939)
It's all about men!
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.

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Cast

Norma Shearer Norma Shearer As: Mary Haines
Joan Crawford Joan Crawford As: Crystal Allen
Rosalind Russell Rosalind Russell As: Sylvia Fowler
Mary Boland Mary Boland As: The Countess De Lave
Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard As: Miriam Aarons
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Storyline

A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.


Tagline: It's all about men!
Certification: NR

Details

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Language: Français, English

Release Date: 01 September 1939

Country: US

Runtime: 133m

Company Credits

Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Budget: $1,688,000

Revenue: $2,270,000

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Cast

Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer

Mary Haines

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Crystal Allen

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Sylvia Fowler

Mary Boland

Mary Boland

The Countess De Lave

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard

Miriam Aarons

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine

Peggy Day

Lucile Watson

Lucile Watson

Mrs. Morehead

Phyllis Povah

Phyllis Povah

Edith Potter

Virginia Weidler

Virginia Weidler

Little Mary

Marjorie Main

Marjorie Main

Lucy

Virginia Grey

Virginia Grey

Pat

Ruth Hussey

Ruth Hussey

Miss Wattson

Muriel Hutchison

Muriel Hutchison

Jane

Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper

Dolly Dupuyster

Florence Nash

Florence Nash

Nancy Blake

Cora Witherspoon

Cora Witherspoon

Mrs. Van Adams

Ann Morriss

Ann Morriss

Exercise Instructress

Dennie Moore

Dennie Moore

Olga

Mary Cecil

Mary Cecil

Maggie

Mary Beth Hughes

Mary Beth Hughes

Miss Trimmerback

Dorothy Adams

Dorothy Adams

Miss Atkinson (uncredited)

Ruth Alder

Ruth Alder

Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)

Mariska Aldrich

Mariska Aldrich

Singing Teacher (uncredited)

Meeka Aldrich

Meeka Aldrich

Masseuse (uncredited)

Barbara Jo Allen

Barbara Jo Allen

Receptionist (uncredited)

Judith Allen

Judith Allen

Corset Model (uncredited)

Maude Allen

Maude Allen

Cyclist (uncredited)

Effie Anderson

Effie Anderson

Nurse (uncredited)

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

Young Girl (uncredited)

Dorothy Appleby

Dorothy Appleby

Treatment Girl (uncredited)

Gertrude Astor

Gertrude Astor

Mud Bath Nurse (uncredited)

Bunny Beatty

Bunny Beatty

Debutante in Powder Room (uncredited)

May Beatty

May Beatty

Fat Woman / Society Woman (uncredited)

Wilda Bennett

Wilda Bennett

Mrs. Carter (uncredited)

Joan Blair

Joan Blair

Miss Atkins (uncredited)

Gladys Blake

Gladys Blake

Miss St. Claire (uncredited)

Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe

Mrs. South (uncredited)

Marie Blake

Marie Blake

Stockroom Girl (uncredited)

May Boley

May Boley

Mud Mask (uncredited)

Lilian Bond

Lilian Bond

Mrs. Erskine (uncredited)

Frederika Brown

Frederika Brown

Head Saleswoman (uncredited)

Veda Buckland

Veda Buckland

Woman (uncredited)

Aileen Carlyle

Aileen Carlyle

Miss Hicks (uncredited)

Shirley Chambers

Shirley Chambers

Girl in a Bath (uncredited)

Lita Chevret

Lita Chevret

Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)

Dora Clement

Dora Clement

Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)

Mabel Colcord

Mabel Colcord

Woman Getting Massage (uncredited)

Beatrice Cole

Beatrice Cole

Negligee Model (uncredited)

Mildred Coles

Mildred Coles

Debutante (uncredited)

Nell Craig

Nell Craig

Nurse (uncredited)

Esther Dale

Esther Dale

Ingrid (uncredited)

Mary Dees

Mary Dees

Girl (uncredited)

Eva Dennison

Eva Dennison

Old Girl (uncredited)

Estelle Etterre

Estelle Etterre

Hairdresser #2 (uncredited)

Dot Farley

Dot Farley

Large Woman (uncredited)

Nance Lee Ferrar

Nance Lee Ferrar

Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)

Flora Finch

Flora Finch

Woman Window Tapper (uncredited)

Ruth Findlay

Ruth Findlay

Pedicurist (uncredited)

Agnes Fraser

Agnes Fraser

Debutante (uncredited)

June Gittelson

June Gittelson

Mrs. Goldstein (uncredited)

Grace Goodall

Grace Goodall

Head Saleswoman (uncredited)

Rita Gould

Rita Gould

Dietician (uncredited)

Grayce Hampton

Grayce Hampton

Dowager in Powder Room (uncredited)

Sibyl Harris

Sibyl Harris

Fashion Show Commentator (uncredited)

Theresa Harris

Theresa Harris

Olive (uncredited)

Winifred Harris

Winifred Harris

Mrs. North / Society Woman (uncredited)

Grace Hayle

Grace Hayle

Cyclist (uncredited)

Brenda Henderson

Brenda Henderson

Mrs. Jones' Daughter (uncredited)

Jany Hope

Jany Hope

Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)

Joey Hope

Joey Hope

Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)

Virginia Howell

Virginia Howell

Receptionist (uncredited)

Carol Hughes

Carol Hughes

Salesgirl at Modiste Salon (uncredited)

Jane Isbell

Jane Isbell

Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)

Suzanne Kaaren

Suzanne Kaaren

Princess Mara (uncredited)

Alice Keating

Alice Keating

Saleswoman (uncredited)

Carole Lee Kilbry

Carole Lee Kilbry

Theatrical Child (uncredited)

Carole Lee Kirby

Carole Lee Kirby

Theatrical Child (uncredited)

Lucia LaCerte

Lucia LaCerte

Treatment Girl (uncredited)

Lenita Lane

Lenita Lane

Mrs. Spencer's Friend (uncredited)

Priscilla Lawson

Priscilla Lawson

Hairdresser #1 (uncredited)

Leni Lynn

Leni Lynn

Edith's Oldest Daughter (uncredited)

Leila McIntyre

Leila McIntyre

Woman with Bundles (uncredited)

Janet McLeay

Janet McLeay

Girl in Shadowgraph / Glamour Girl (uncredited)

Butterfly McQueen

Butterfly McQueen

Lulu (uncredited)

Greta Meyer

Greta Meyer

Masseuse (uncredited)

Helene Millard

Helene Millard

Cosmetic Saleswoman (uncredited)

Sue Moore

Sue Moore

Masseuse (uncredited)

Natalie Moorhead

Natalie Moorhead

Woman at Modiste Salon (uncredited)

Gertrude Needham

Gertrude Needham

Woman (uncredited)

Hattie Noel

Hattie Noel

Maid on Train (uncredited)

Florence O'Brien

Florence O'Brien

Euphie (uncredited)

Mimi Olivera

Mimi Olivera

Manicurist (uncredited)

Blanche Payson

Blanche Payson

Masseuse (uncredited)

Edith Penn

Edith Penn

Nurse (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper

Barbara Pepper

Tough Girl (uncredited)

Virginia Pine

Virginia Pine

Glamour Girl (uncredited)

Hilda Plowright

Hilda Plowright

Miss Fordyce (uncredited)

Aileen Pringle

Aileen Pringle

Miss Carter the Saleslady (uncredited)

Catherine Proctor

Catherine Proctor

Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)

Isabel Randolph

Isabel Randolph

Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)

Renie Riano

Renie Riano

Ugly Saleswoman (uncredited)

Ruth Rickaby

Ruth Rickaby

Nurse (uncredited)

Jo Ann Sayers

Jo Ann Sayers

Debutante (uncredited)

Dorothy Sebastian

Dorothy Sebastian

Saleswoman Pat (uncredited)

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon

Mrs. Jones (uncredited)

Mildred Shay

Mildred Shay

Crystal's French Maid Helen (uncredited)

Clarice Sherry

Clarice Sherry

Girl (uncredited)

Florence Shirley

Florence Shirley

Miss Archer (uncredited)

Irene Shirley

Irene Shirley

Nurse (uncredited)

Amzie Strickland

Amzie Strickland

Glamour Girl (uncredited)

Ann Teeman

Ann Teeman

Makeup Artist (uncredited)

Terry

Terry

Fighting Dog at Beauty Shop (uncredited)

Charlotte Treadway

Charlotte Treadway

Companion Woman (uncredited)

Beryl Wallace

Beryl Wallace

Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)

Josephine Whittell

Josephine Whittell

Mrs. Spencer (uncredited)

Marjorie Wood

Marjorie Wood

Sadie the Old Maid in Powder Room (uncredited)

Charlotte Wynters

Charlotte Wynters

Miss Batchelor (uncredited)

Mary Young

Mary Young

Grandma (uncredited)

Directed By

George Cukor

George Cukor

Director

Edward Woehler

Edward Woehler

Assistant Director

Writing Credits

Production Crew

Edited By

Costume and Makeup

Adrian

Adrian

Costume Design

Sydney Guilaroff

Sydney Guilaroff

Hairstylist

Sound

David Snell

David Snell

Original Music Composer

Leonid Raab

Leonid Raab

Orchestrator

George Bassman

George Bassman

Orchestrator

Paul Marquardt

Paul Marquardt

Orchestrator

Wally Heglin

Wally Heglin

Orchestrator

Charles Maxwell

Charles Maxwell

Orchestrator

Douglas Shearer

Douglas Shearer

Sound Director

Edward Ward

Edward Ward

Original Music Composer

Visual Effects

Not currently known.

Camera

Oliver T. Marsh

Oliver T. Marsh

Director of Photography

Joseph Ruttenberg

Joseph Ruttenberg

Director of Photography

Lighting

Not currently known.

Art Department

Cedric Gibbons

Cedric Gibbons

Art Direction

Edwin B. Willis

Edwin B. Willis

Set Decoration

Jack D. Moore

Jack D. Moore

Set Decoration

Other Crew

Joseph Ruttenberg

Joseph Ruttenberg

Cinematography

George King

George King

Choreographer

Audrey Scott

Audrey Scott

Stunts

Donna Hall

Donna Hall

Stunts

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