There's Always a Woman Reviews

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Mar 14, 2014

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

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

  • Mar 13, 2014

    alot of WB 'regulars' show up in this nick n nora knock-off mystery drama.

    alot of WB 'regulars' show up in this nick n nora knock-off mystery drama.

  • May 05, 2010

    Average mystery comedy excels as a Joan Blondell vehicle. A few nice quirks and surprises. Can't picture the sequel without Joan.

    Average mystery comedy excels as a Joan Blondell vehicle. A few nice quirks and surprises. Can't picture the sequel without Joan.

  • Doctor S Super Reviewer
    Sep 08, 2009

    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.

    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.

  • Jul 11, 2008

    Caught this at a Joan Blondell Retrospective. It is marvelous. The pacing never lets up and she is a wonder. In terms of film, it's very static, very stagy but it allows Blondell and Douglas to take over the sapce and since the camera never moves you don't miss a pratfall.

    Caught this at a Joan Blondell Retrospective. It is marvelous. The pacing never lets up and she is a wonder. In terms of film, it's very static, very stagy but it allows Blondell and Douglas to take over the sapce and since the camera never moves you don't miss a pratfall.