The Women (Cukor, 1939): Rio Cinema, 1.30pm
This is part of the Film Moire season at the Rio Cinema from Cripple Creek
Playhouse dedicated to the golden age of the
Hollywood costumiers. Here's a rundown of all the films they are showing.
Chicago Reader review:
'Adapted from Clare Boothe Luce's play, this glossy 1939 satire about
pampered Manhattan wives hasn't lost its bitchy edge. The catty banter
and Wildean aphorisms (some of them contributed by Anita Loos) are
delivered with impeccable timing by a cast only MGM could have mustered:
Norma Shearer is a wife vexed by her husband's infidelity, Joan
Crawford the tough cookie who seduces Shearer's man, Rosalind Russell a
gossip fond of outrageous hats, and Marjorie Main a wisecracking hick.
George Cukor directed with characteristic theatricality and love for his
Here is the trailer.