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Female

1933, Comedy/Drama, 1h 5m

6 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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The highly motivated owner of a car company, Alison Drake (Ruth Chatterton), puts up a businesslike facade, but she frequently cuts loose by casually dating men both in her employ and otherwise. When she tires of spending time with opportunistic guys, however, she happens to meet Jim Thorne (George Brent), one of her own engineers, and is smitten. While Jim initially turns away Alison's advances, he eventually falls for her, but can their burgeoning romance work in the long run?

Cast & Crew

Ruth Chatterton
Alison Drake
George Brent
Jim Thorne
Ruth Donnelly
Miss Frothingham
Philip Reed
Freddie Claybourne (as Phillip Reed)
Johnny Mack Brown
George P. Cooper
Lois Wilson
Harriet Brown
Rafaela Ottiano
Della, Alison's Maid (uncredited)
Ken Thompson
Red, Alison's Dance Partner at Party
Douglas Dumbrille
George Mumford

Board Member Jarratt (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson
Private Detective Falihee (uncredited)
Edward Cooper
James, Alison's Second Butler (uncredited)
Spencer Charters
Tom, a Doorman
Robert Warwick
Attorney Bradley (uncredited)
Sammy Fain
Original Music
Irving Kahal
Original Music
Sidney Hickox
Cinematographer
Jack Killifer
Film Editing
Jack Okey
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  • Oct 05, 2013
    Starts out zesty and modern and is quite entertaining until the cop out ending.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2013
    In "Female," Alison Drake(Ruth Chatterton) has her hands full during the day running her father's auto company. But at night she has time to not only get caught up with her old friend Harriet(Lois Wilson) but also to make time with Cooper(Johnny Mack Brown), a new hire. The following day, it is back to business, putting her feet down in opposition to any feelings he might have for her, while she banishes a former lover to Montreal(Oh no! Not that! Anything but that!) before requesting some sensible female additions to the secretarial pool. "Female" is a fast paced drama that has a lot of fun with its reversal of the gender roles of the time the movie was made. The irony is that the movie also wraps up much too quickly but it is still entertaining as far as it goes. But, oh, that poor pig!
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  • Oct 27, 2010
    A woman runs a factory after her father's death, which was highly unusual for the 30s. She treats men the way men treat women, which to her means with little respect and only to get what she wants from them. That part of the movie was interesting, but then she falls in love and the movie ends in a predictable manner.
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  • Feb 05, 2009
    Ruth Chatterton is a trail blazing feminist with the hots for George Brent. An atypical romance that becomes decidedly typical as it progresses.
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