There's Always a Woman (1938)

There's Always a Woman


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Capitalizing on the success of MGM's Thin Man series, virtually every major studio of the 1930s came up with its own husband-and-wife detective team. Columbia's entry was There's Always a Woman, starring Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell. Douglas and Blondell are the married proprietors of an unsuccessful private eye. On the verge of quitting the business, Douglas is given a $300 retainer by Mary Astor for a seemingly simple trackdown job. Disinterested, Douglas turns the case over to his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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Written By: Wilson Collison, Gladys Lehman
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Columbia Pictures


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Audience Reviews for There's Always a Woman

Silly Thin Man clone is made quite palatable by breezy Blondell, flummoxed Douglas, sly Astor.

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Mystery-comedy propelled by the bouncy Joan Blondell at her best, golden curls flopping about with every sudden movement. Melvyn Douglas makes a fine foil as her private detective husband who sorely wants his old job back with the D.A. after a bad run of luck with his own private agency. Becomes plot-heavy in the final third, bogging down an otherwise jolly whodunit.

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