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Other Men's Women (1931)





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The rugged world of the railroad man provides the backdrop for a romantic triangle formed by an engineer, his wife and the fireman who nearly sparks the destruction of their marriage. The problems begins when the engineer allows the fireman to stay with him and his beloved wife. It doesn't take long before the fireman is eyeballing the pretty wife. She too seems interested in him and when her husband finds out he takes the fireman out for a little train excursion that culminates in tragedy when a fight breaks out and the engineer accidentally falls out of the engine. The resulting injuries make him blind. Guilt does not stop the fireman from trying to steal the wife away. Fortunately for the engineer, she proves her devotion and vows never to leave his side. About that time a terrific rainstorm occurs causing massive flash flooding and jeopardizing an important railroad bridge. To keep the surging torrents from washing it away, the selflessly drives a train upon it to weigh it down. Budding stars James Cagney and Joan Blondell play small roles.


Grant Withers
as Bill White
Mary Astor
as Lily Kulper
Regis Toomey
as Jack Kulper
James Cagney
as Ed 'Eddie' Bailey
Bob Perry
as Railroad worker
Lee Moran
as Railroad Worker
Kewpie Morgan
as Railroad Worker
Lee Morgan
as Railroad worker
Pat Hartigan
as Railroad worker
Lillian Worth
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Other Men's Women

All Critics (2)

The first half is airy and jaunty, the second is studded with arresting expressionism

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

... set around the railroad yards and Wellman fills the film with scenes of the men and machines in action.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Other Men's Women


Love triangle plot starts out strong, then dissolves into melodramatics; fun supporting work from Cagney and Blondell.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Wellman's a good director, and the actors are good enough, but the story is a boring drama with a bit of romance mixed in and a bit of tragedy too, but it doesn't all flow together right. It's okay, but it really could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Oddly structured melodrama that climaxes awfully early and doesn't really know what to do after a certain character stops seeing things so clearly, as it were.

Trent Johnson
Trent Johnson

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