Is It Funny? Episode 10 – The Women (1939)

Today’s episode focuses on the 1939 filmed based on Clare Boothe Luce’s smash Broadway success, THE WOMEN. The script by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin features an all-women cast and some of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time: Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Norma Sheerer, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard and an amazing array of character actors in one of the wittiest scripts ever, directed with impeccable timing by George Cukor. I try to resist quoting all my favourite lines (because there are so many!!) and instead enthuse about why everybody needs to revel in this movie. Watch it tonight with friends!

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