Tuesday, April 26, 2011

When Ladies Meet (1941).

When Ladies Meet (1941). Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson, Herbert Marshall, and Spring Byington. The screenplay by S.K. Lauren and Anita Loos was based upon a 1932 play by Rachel Crothers. The film was directed by Robert Z. Leonard, who also co-produced the film with Orville O. Dull.

The story is about, Mary Howard, a novelist with different ideas about love and marriage. Things become complicated when she falls in love with her publisher, Rogers Woodruff. She decides to take him away from his wife. Mary's friend Jimmy, is convinced he's the right man for her and comes up with a plan to end her relationship with, Woodruff.

He invites Mary and Woodruff's wife Claire, to meet at the house of a friend. The two women do not know each other, but during their visits they become friends. When she learns Woodruff is a womanizer, she realizes she does not love him...

Video: When Ladies Meet (1941) -- So You Got Lost?

It is interesting to watch the two different acting styles of Joan and Greer, play off each other. Once again, Spring Byington perfectly plays the ditsy-rich-lady character. I just love her. You may find yourself routing for.. Greer Garson. I also thought the sets were absolutely beautiful..


  1. I haven't seen this one, Dawn. I am a big Joan Crawford fan, tho. She was so gorgeous in the earlier days. I will have to try and catch this one on TCM.

  2. great review Dawn, and like Robin I have never seen this one. But I do have it recorded from when TCM aired it earlier. Need to see it soon.

  3. Robin and Monty, I think you both will enjoy the film, When Ladies Meet. Especially, if you are a Joan Crawford fan.


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