The Women

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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.

  1. F. Scott Fitzgerald


  2. George Cukor


  3. Jane Murfin


  4. Donald Ogden Stewart


  5. Anita Loos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Norma Shearer

    Norma Shearer

    Mrs. Stephen Haines (Mary)

  2. Joan Crawford

    Joan Crawford

    Crystal Allen

  3. Rosalind Russell

    Rosalind Russell

    Mrs. Howard Fowler (Sylvia)

  4. Mary Boland

    Mary Boland

    The Countess De Lave

  5. Paulette Goddard

    Paulette Goddard

    Miriam Aarons

  6. Joan Fontaine

    Joan Fontaine

    Mrs. John Day (Peggy)

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $1,688,000.00

Revenue $2,270,000.00

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Release Information

  • September 1, 1939



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