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The Women


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Have you ever seen the original? The remake is not half as good as the orginal version of "The Women," from 1939 with Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, and an all star female cast. I'm sure you've seen it, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.

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Yes I have indeed seen the original! I have it on tape! I love this movie. It is one of the best films I have ever seen. No sex, no violence, no cursing, no drugs, no aliens, just great stars. Each one was fabulaous in their own unique way. My only complaint is that the whole film wasn't shot in color. The fashion show was a real treat, but I would have loved to see the decor and furnishings of Mary's houses. I love Art Deco.

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I too have wondered how great "The Women" would have looked in Technicolor. Who cares about the fashion show, when we could have seen all of those lovely ladies in color. Especially Norma Shearer, who out of all of the principals in the cast, never made a color film. As much as I love this film, I think that they made a mistake by not using color - don't get me wrong, the B&W cinematography is great, but color would've made this film jump from the screen. Oh well, it's still always worth a watch.

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The June Allyson remake was called The Opposite Sex, maybe 1957, and also starred Ann Sheridan, Joan Collins, Joan Blondell, Agnes Moorehead, Dolores Grey and a few men.... It was an ok semi-musical version but definitely did NOT have the zing of the original..... I believe it was also Sheridan's final film......

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Technicolor! Ah, to have seen the 1939 version in color! I always have wondered what color Roz Russell's dress with those big eyes on it was. I also would have liked to have seen all the evening wear worn to the Casino Roof club in the last scene. Oh, if only to have seen "Jungle Red."

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