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That Forsyte Woman (1949)





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Based on the novel A Man of Property by John Galsworthy, this drama is about a Victorian woman who falls for her niece's fiance, in spite of their friendship and her marital status, and creates a great social scandal. That Forsyte Woman was the directorial debut of Compton Bennet and was later remade for the BBC as The Forsyte Saga.


Greer Garson
as Irene Forsyte
Errol Flynn
as Soames Forsyte
Walter Pidgeon
as Young Jolyon Forsyte
Robert Young
as Philip Bosinney
Janet Leigh
as June Forsyte
Harry Davenport
as Old Jolyon Forsyte
Stanley Logan
as Swithin Forsyte
Lumsden Hare
as Roger Forsyte
Aubrey Mather
as James Forsyte
Matt Moore
as Timothy Forsyte
Halliwell Hobbes
as Nicholas Forsyte
Florence Auer
as Ann Forsyte Hayman
Marjorie Eaton
as Hester Forsyte
Evelyn Beresford
as Mrs. Taylor
Phyllis Morris
as Julia Forsyte Small
Richard Lupino
as Chester Forsyte
Wilson Wood
as Eric Forsyte
Nina Ross
as Louise
Constance Cavendish
as Alice Forsyte
Isabel Randolph
as Mrs. Winthrop
Tim Hawkins
as Freddie
Olaf Hytten
as Assistant
Frank Baker
as Lord Dunstable
Morgan Farley
as Bookseller
Colin Kenny
as Constable
Leyland Hodgson
as Detective
Phyllis Moore
as Julia Forsyte Small
Rolfe Sedan
as Official
André Charlot
as Director Braval
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Critic Reviews for That Forsyte Woman

All Critics (2)

It's all done with great dignity, but is immensely stuffy and dull.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
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Audience Reviews for That Forsyte Woman

That Forsyte Woman (1949) -- [6.0] -- Greer Garson stars in this Technicolor costume melodrama about a woman who marries for money instead of love, and later regrets it. I love Garson, and its especially great to see Errol Flynn playing against type as her repressive husband. Walter Pidgeon and Robert Young play two of Garson's illicit love interests -- one is her brother-in-law and the other is her niece's betrothed -- talk about scandal! The film could have used more moments of levity and humor. As it is, you get a little from the extended Forstye family, including three spinster sisters who excel at overhearing gossip while drinking their tea in unison. The final act ratchets up nicely as everyone's secrets are revealed, but serendipity plays too much a part in the aftermath. The wardrobe, score and fog-filled cobblestone streets make everything all the more palatable.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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