The Women

The Women (1939)

It's all about men!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1939-09-01
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 146 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George Cukor
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From 146 Ratings


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

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  • Norma Shearer

    as Mary Haines
  • Joan Crawford

    as Crystal Allen
  • Rosalind Russell

    as Sylvia Fowler
  • Mary Boland

    as The Countess De Lave
  • Paulette Goddard

    as Miriam Aarons
  • Joan Fontaine

    as Peggy Day
  • Lucile Watson

    as Mrs. Morehead
  • Phyllis Povah

    as Edith Potter
  • Virginia Weidler

    as Little Mary
  • Marjorie Main

    as Lucy
  • Virginia Grey

    as Pat
  • Ruth Hussey

    as Miss Wattson
  • Muriel Hutchison

    as Jane
  • Hedda Hopper

    as Dolly Dupuyster
  • Florence Nash

    as Nancy Blake
  • Cora Witherspoon

    as Mrs. Van Adams
  • Ann Morriss

    as Exercise Instructress
  • Dennie Moore

    as Olga
  • Mary Cecil

    as Maggie
  • Mary Beth Hughes

    as Miss Trimmerback
  • Dorothy Adams

    as Miss Atkinson (uncredited)
  • Ruth Alder

    as Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)
  • Mariska Aldrich

    as Singing Teacher (uncredited)
  • Meeka Aldrich

    as Masseuse (uncredited)
  • Barbara Jo Allen

    as Receptionist (uncredited)
  • Judith Allen

    as Corset Model (uncredited)
  • Maude Allen

    as Cyclist (uncredited)
  • Effie Anderson

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Mary Anderson

    as Young Girl (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Appleby

    as Treatment Girl (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Astor

    as Mud Bath Nurse (uncredited)
  • Bunny Beatty

    as Debutante in Powder Room (uncredited)
  • May Beatty

    as Fat Woman / Society Woman (uncredited)
  • Wilda Bennett

    as Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
  • Joan Blair

    as Miss Atkins (uncredited)
  • Gladys Blake

    as Miss St. Claire (uncredited)
  • Betty Blythe

    as Mrs. South (uncredited)
  • Marie Blake

    as Stockroom Girl (uncredited)
  • May Boley

    as Mud Mask (uncredited)
  • Lilian Bond

    as Mrs. Erskine (uncredited)
  • Frederika Brown

    as Head Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Veda Buckland

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Aileen Carlyle

    as Miss Hicks (uncredited)
  • Shirley Chambers

    as Girl in a Bath (uncredited)
  • Lita Chevret

    as Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)
  • Dora Clement

    as Woman Under Sunlamp (uncredited)
  • Mabel Colcord

    as Woman Getting Massage (uncredited)
  • Beatrice Cole

    as Negligee Model (uncredited)
  • Mildred Coles

    as Debutante (uncredited)
  • Nell Craig

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Esther Dale

    as Ingrid (uncredited)
  • Mary Dees

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Eva Dennison

    as Old Girl (uncredited)
  • Estelle Etterre

    as Hairdresser #2 (uncredited)
  • Dot Farley

    as Large Woman (uncredited)
  • Nance Lee Ferrar

    as Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)
  • Flora Finch

    as Woman Window Tapper (uncredited)
  • Ruth Findlay

    as Pedicurist (uncredited)
  • Agnes Fraser

    as Debutante (uncredited)
  • June Gittelson

    as Mrs. Goldstein (uncredited)
  • Grace Goodall

    as Head Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Rita Gould

    as Dietician (uncredited)
  • Grayce Hampton

    as Dowager in Powder Room (uncredited)
  • Sibyl Harris

    as Fashion Show Commentator (uncredited)
  • Theresa Harris

    as Olive (uncredited)
  • Winifred Harris

    as Mrs. North / Society Woman (uncredited)
  • Grace Hayle

    as Cyclist (uncredited)
  • Brenda Henderson

    as Mrs. Jones' Daughter (uncredited)
  • Jany Hope

    as Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)
  • Joey Hope

    as Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)
  • Virginia Howell

    as Receptionist (uncredited)
  • Carol Hughes

    as Salesgirl at Modiste Salon (uncredited)
  • Jane Isbell

    as Edith Potter's Daughter (uncredited)
  • Suzanne Kaaren

    as Princess Mara (uncredited)
  • Alice Keating

    as Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Carole Lee Kilbry

    as Theatrical Child (uncredited)
  • Carole Lee Kirby

    as Theatrical Child (uncredited)
  • Lucia LaCerte

    as Treatment Girl (uncredited)
  • Lenita Lane

    as Mrs. Spencer's Friend (uncredited)
  • Priscilla Lawson

    as Hairdresser #1 (uncredited)
  • Leni Lynn

    as Edith's Oldest Daughter (uncredited)
  • Leila McIntyre

    as Woman with Bundles (uncredited)
  • Janet McLeay

    as Girl in Shadowgraph / Glamour Girl (uncredited)
  • Butterfly McQueen

    as Lulu (uncredited)
  • Greta Meyer

    as Masseuse (uncredited)
  • Helene Millard

    as Cosmetic Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Sue Moore

    as Masseuse (uncredited)
  • Natalie Moorhead

    as Woman at Modiste Salon (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Needham

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Hattie Noel

    as Maid on Train (uncredited)
  • Florence O'Brien

    as Euphie (uncredited)
  • Mimi Olivera

    as Manicurist (uncredited)
  • Blanche Payson

    as Masseuse (uncredited)
  • Edith Penn

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Barbara Pepper

    as Tough Girl (uncredited)
  • Virginia Pine

    as Glamour Girl (uncredited)
  • Hilda Plowright

    as Miss Fordyce (uncredited)
  • Aileen Pringle

    as Miss Carter the Saleslady (uncredited)
  • Catherine Proctor

    as Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)
  • Isabel Randolph

    as Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)
  • Renie Riano

    as Ugly Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Ruth Rickaby

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Jo Ann Sayers

    as Debutante (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Sebastian

    as Saleswoman Pat (uncredited)
  • Peggy Shannon

    as Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
  • Mildred Shay

    as Crystal's French Maid Helen (uncredited)
  • Clarice Sherry

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Florence Shirley

    as Miss Archer (uncredited)
  • Irene Shirley

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Amzie Strickland

    as Glamour Girl (uncredited)
  • Ann Teeman

    as Makeup Artist (uncredited)
  • Terry

    as Fighting Dog at Beauty Shop (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Treadway

    as Companion Woman (uncredited)
  • Beryl Wallace

    as Woman in Cabinet (uncredited)
  • Josephine Whittell

    as Mrs. Spencer (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Wood

    as Sadie the Old Maid in Powder Room (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Wynters

    as Miss Batchelor (uncredited)
  • Mary Young

    as Grandma (uncredited)
Writing Clare Boothe Luce Theatre Play
Writing Anita Loos Screenplay
Directing George Cukor Director
Writing Jane Murfin Screenplay
Editing Robert Kern Editor
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Camera Oliver T. Marsh Director of Photography
Writing F. Scott Fitzgerald Screenplay
Sound David Snell Original Music Composer
Art Jack D. Moore Set Decoration
Writing Donald Ogden Stewart Screenplay
Production Hunt Stromberg Producer
Crew Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematography
Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
Sound Paul Marquardt Orchestrator
Crew Donna Hall Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist
Directing Edward Woehler Assistant Director
Sound Leonid Raab Orchestrator
Crew Audrey Scott Stunts
Crew George King Choreographer
Sound Charles Maxwell Orchestrator
Sound George Bassman Orchestrator
Sound Wally Heglin Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Adrian Costume Design
Sound Douglas Shearer Sound Director
Sound Edward Ward Original Music Composer
Camera Joseph Ruttenberg Director of Photography