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Title The women [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screenplay by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin ; produced by Hunt Stromberg ; directed by George Cukor.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2005.

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 Moore Video  PN1997 .W663 2005    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (133 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequence ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono.; standard format preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 1:33.1.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese; closed-captioned.
Note As presented for 666 performances in its triumphant run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York.
From the play by Clare Boothe; by arrangement with Max Gordon Plays and Pictures Corporation.
Cast Norma Shearer (Mary), Joan Crawford (Crystal Allen), Rosalind Russell (Sylvia), Mary Boland (Flora), Paulette Goddard (Miriam Aarons), Phyllis Povah (Edith), Joan Fontaine (Peggy), Virginia Weidler (Little Mary), Lucile Watson (Mrs. Morehead), Marjorie Main (Lucy).
Credits Directors of photography, Oliver T. Marsh, Joseph Ruttenberg ; film editor, Robert J. Kern ; musical score, Edward Ward and David Snell ; art director, Cedric Gibbons ; gowns and fashion show by Adrian.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Summary Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another.
Contents Credits and menagerie -- Sydney's Salon -- Something about Mary -- Lovey-dovey stuff -- Spiders in the parlor -- Sorry, darling -- From the source -- Motherly advice -- Stephen calling -- Customer (lip) service -- Divinely happy -- Fashion show -- Facing fittings -- Supportive Sylvia -- Confrontation -- Getting a workout -- Showdown report -- Divorce details -- Fallen out of love -- Train for Reno -- Three comrades -- Double Bar T Ranch -- Courtship phases -- Gathering of the clan -- Sylvia's high-sterics -- Peggy's news -- Custer's last stand -- Alone with her pride -- Young Mary understands -- Cat's out of the bath -- Class reunion -- Lying truth -- Sylvia takes the bait -- Name for you ladies.
Note Special features: Cast and crew [text feature]; Behind the scenes [text feature]; MGM short subject "Hollywood: Style center of the world" [featurette] (11 min.); MGM short subject "From the ends of the Earth: Another romance of celluloid [featurette] (10 min.); Scoring stage sessions [audio only feature] (10 min.); Alternate "Fashion Show" sequence [featurette] (6 min.); Trailers (7 min.).
Subject Women -- Drama.
Female friendship -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Divorce -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987 -- Film adaptations.
Divorcio -- Nevada -- Reno -- Teatro.
Mujeres -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Cukor, George, 1899-1983. Director.
Stromberg, Hunt, 1894-1968. Producer.
Loos, Anita, 1893-1981. Screenwriter.
Murfin, Jane, 1892-1955. Screenwriter.
Shearer, Norma, 1902-1983. Actor.
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. Actor.
Russell, Rosalind. Actor.
Boland, Mary, 1880-1965. Actor.
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990. Actor.
Povah, Phyllis. Actor.
Fontaine, Joan, 1917-2013. Actor.
Weidler, Virginia, 1926-1968. Actor.
Watson, Lucile, 1879-1962. Actor.
Main, Marjorie, 1890-1975. Actor.
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987. Women.
Max Gordon Plays & Pictures Corp.
Loew's Incorporated.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Women (Motion picture : 1939)
ISBN 141981088X
Standard No. 012569675407
Music No. 67540 Warner Home Video