Rating: 8 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 01/27/2016
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.
Length 133 minutes
Charlotte Wynters | Marjorie Wood | Beryl Wallace | Josephine Whittell | Phyllis Povah | Virginia Grey | Charlotte Treadway | Terry | Ann Teeman | Amzie Strickland | Irene Shirley | Florence Shirley | Clarice Sherry | Mildred Shay | Peggy Shannon | Jo Ann Sayers | Ruth Rickaby | Renie Riano | Isabel Randolph | Catherine Proctor | Aileen Pringle | Virginia Pine | Hilda Plowright | Barbara Pepper | Edith Penn | Blanche Payson | Mimi Olivera | Florence O'Brien | Hattie Noel | Gertrude Needham | Natalie Moorhead | Sue Moore | Helene Millard | Greta Meyer | Janet McLeay | Leila McIntyre | Leni Lynn | Priscilla Lawson | Lenita Lane | Lucia LaCerte | Carole Lee Kirby | Carole Lee Kilbry | Alice Keating | Suzanne Kaaren | Jane Isbell | Carol Hughes | Virginia Howell | Joey Hope | Jany Hope | Brenda Henderson | Grace Hayle | Winifred Harris | Theresa Harris | Sibyl Harris | Grayce Hampton | Rita Gould | Grace Goodall | June Gittelson | Agnes Fraser | Ruth Findlay | Flora Finch | Nance Lee Ferrar | Dot Farley | Eva Dennison | Estelle Etterre | Mary Dees | Esther Dale | Nell Craig | Mildred Coles | Beatrice Cole | Mabel Colcord | Dora Clement | Shirley Chambers | Aileen Carlyle | Frederika Brown | Veda Buckland | Lilian Bond | May Boley | Marie Blake | Gladys Blake | Joan Blair | Wilda Bennett | May Beatty | Gertrude Astor | Bunny Beatty | Effie Anderson | Dorothy Appleby | Judith Allen | Maude Allen | Barbara Jo Allen | Meeka Aldrich | Mariska Aldrich | Dorothy Sebastian | Ruth Alder | Butterfly McQueen | Muriel Hutchison | Lita Chevret | Mary Anderson | Betty Blythe | Dorothy Adams | Mary Beth Hughes | Hedda Hopper | Ann Morriss | Mary Cecil | Dennie Moore | Marjorie Main | Cora Witherspoon | Florence Nash | Ruth Hussey | Lucile Watson | Virginia Weidler | Joan Fontaine | Paulette Goddard | Mary Young | Mary Boland | Rosalind Russell | Joan Crawford | Norma Shearer
Very cool to see this movie on the big screen at NPL in 35mm. The print was pretty worn in places but it seemed appropriate. Astonishing film featuring only women suffering the ordeals of high society and cheating husbands in NYC. Even though Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford are at the center of this, the real standout is Rosalind Russell. I also like Joan Fontaine in her supporting role.
Often hilarious to watch how catty these women are to each other yet remain “friends” due to influence and gossip. Some real sharp dialogue. Not sure when I would have sought this one out on mine so I’m glad NPL screened for their George Cukor series.