#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Wealthy Mary Haines is unaware her husband is having an affair with shopgirl Crystal Allen. Sylvia Fowler and Edith Potter discover this from a manicurist and arrange for Mary to hear the gossip. On the train taking her to a Reno divorce Mary meets the Countess and Miriam (in an affair with Fowler’s husband). While they are at Lucy’s dude ranch, Fowler arrives for her own divorce and the Countess meets fifth husband-to-be Buck. Back in New York, Mary’s ex is now unhappily married to Crystal who is already in an affair with Buck. When Sylvia lets this story slip at an exclusive nightclub, Crystal brags of her plans for a still wealthier marriage, only to find the Countess is the source of all Buck’s money. Crystal must return to the perfume counter and Mary runs back to her husband.
Plot: A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
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I just saw this film for the first time a few months ago. I laughed harder than I remember laughing at anything made in the last twenty years. The Women is brilliantly written, brilliantly acted, and a whole lot of fun! Norma Shearer is such a sympathetic Mrs. Haines, and the “Jungle red” scene had me in laughing fits. I just could not stop the video for anything. Rosalind Russell was so funny! I thought the scene in the exercise room was absolutely hysterical. I’ve always been a fan of the demeure Joan Fontaine of Rebecca, and I was surprised to see her here, though not surprised that she played the lamb! This film is such a delight. I think anyone of any age would enjoy it.
The “other women” of THE WOMEN…
After reading other user comments for this film, I will admit that a good many viewers saw this movie as I did: a raucous free-for-all with memorable quotes, scenes, and personalities. I do, however, wish to expand upon a couple of reasonably untouched areas for commentary…the understated, underrated performances in the film, namely Joan Fontaine’s portrayal of Peggy Day and Lucille Watson’s Mrs. Moorehead.
One viewer commented that Fontaine’s “Peggy” was, at times, along the lines of “mentally retarded” (other user’s words, NOT mine). While everyone is entitled his own opinion, I assert that the complete point of the Peggy character can be lost in the mix of bigger, brasher characters and stars in the film. In every group of female friends, there is a “Peggy”… the naive, doe-eyed woman who is unsure and uncertain and tends to seek the counsel and affirmation of her older, wiser, more experienced friends. When it comes down to it, Peggy is a young woman, newly married, and dealing with the pressures of maintaining a Park Avenue life on a tight budget (at least by the standards of her friends!!). She is timid and unsure, and she finds solace and security in her older friends. This is incredibly normal where female relationships are concerned. So, while Fontaine’s performance may seem, at times, to be a little over-dramatic, remember that the whole movie is over the top. That’s part of what makes it so fun. The character of Peggy merely adds a little sincerity and innocence to a plot full of back-stabbing and lost youth.
Peggy’s polar opposite, “Mrs. Moorehead,” is yet another understated character and performance (played by Lucile Watson). This woman is the mother of the wise Mary Haines, and serves as Mary’s sounding board. She offers advice to her daughter and dispatches sarcastic one-liners off the cuff that rival even many of Roz Russell and Paulette Goddard’s best lines. She also pulls no punches with her honesty, whether you agree with her or not. Her comments about “those dreadful women” and her “fumigating” scene are particularly humorous. Keep an eye on her character, and I assure you the movie will be that much better!!
This movie, maybe more than any other I have seen, depends on the presence of all of the characters to a large degree. No one in this film is there on accident…they each have a very specific purpose in the plot. Allowing oneself to really appreciate the lesser characters can only serve to make to viewing experience more enjoyable each time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director George Cukor
Writer Clare Boothe Luce (from the play by), Anita Loos (screen play), Jane Murfin (screen play)
Actors Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland
Awards 2 wins.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Loew's Inc.
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (14 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm