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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 23 April 2013
This is a very good, very clever, bitter sweet "romantic comedy", made in 1939, a time when neither romantic comedies nor the political correctness existed. Below some more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

As you probably already know, this film is COMPLETELY devoided of men! Not even one man appears on the screen - EVER (even dogs and cats are all females)! And at 2 hours 13 minutes this is a long film... And yet, even if they are so conspicuosly absent, men are nevertheless extremely present...)))

The scenario of this film is an adaptation of a play and it is clearly visible - and this is one of the strongest points of this film, as it makes it completely focused on witty, clever, fast, brilliant and sometimes pretty cruel dialogs. Once again, this is a long film - but believe me, you will not see the time pass! All actresses perform at the top of their abilities and they are a pleasure to watch.

But the greatest treasure of this film is the absolute lack of political correctness (and it begins with the opening titles)! If anybody tried to make this film today, with the same dialogs and solutions, well, I think the feminist/politically correct crowd would probably lynch him/her and throw what is left to piranhas! And this is a MAJOR reason to buy, watch and keep this film.

Joan Crawford is a particular delight in this film, playing (what a surprise) an evil, black-hearted gold digger - but still, I appreciated very much that at the end she had the final word - well, kind of...))) Believe me, it is worthy to watch this long film to the very end even if you have to retain just the scene in which Joan Crawford has the final word...)))!

Amongst the treasures of this film are also a heavy drinking scene, a marvelous catfight (honestly, even better than any of Krystle vs. Alexis scenes in "Dynasty"), lots of wonderful gossiping scenes and many, many others.

This film is also a terrible indictement against the divorce, reminding us of the heavy price always paid by the principal victims - the children...

Bottom line, I loved this film, I am so happy that I bought and watched it and I will keep it preciously for future viewings. Enjoy!
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on 10 March 2014
They both love this film and would watch it every day if they could.

I myself have seen it a couple of times and would recommend it to anyone, even men.

A classic film from the 30's
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on 28 September 2017
Excellent example of writing for women. The characters are fascinating for the era, but it is a product of that age and as seen in the remake, with Meg Griffiths, Neither the plot or the dialogue transfers well to the modern age. Enjoy it for what it is, a window into a bygone age.
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on 18 May 2018
Brilliant script, brilliant dialogues, brilliant director, brilliant cast, brilliant film!
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on 19 July 2017
This bluray is region free and a classic
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on 12 October 2014
Stunning blu ray quality of a classic movie from 1939 - so much better than the awful and tepid rehash (not remake) with Meg Ryan.
Faultless....
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on 3 March 2016
Item was posted promptly and arrived earlier than estimated which was fantastic.

Item was exactly as described and came with instructions on how to access the english version without subtitles which were very easy to follow.

This is one of my mum's favourite films and she has been trying to get the original version on DVD for years. She is absolutely over the moon. Thank you.
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on 23 March 2018
not as expected
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on 6 August 2009
Joan Crawford,in an early role,plays the b*tch in this film,as a man eating hussy who steals another woman's husband.Norma Shearer's character is a little too saccarine sweet but the other 'ladies'(term loosely used!)provide clever catty comments and acid observations. A comedy of NO manners.
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on 20 January 2015
A great film as there are no men in it. Much, much better than the re-make! A little corny, especially the end! No problems in playing it on our DVD player.
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