The Two-Faced Woman (1941)




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Greta Garbo stars in her last film as a married ski instructor who fears her new husband will be tempted to cheat with his ex-girlfriend when he visits the Big Apple. Posing as her own twin sister, she attempts to lure him away from the threatening woman and put his fidelity to the test. Some critics have complained that the divine Garbo should never had been cast in such a role in this light comedy.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Greta Garbo
as Karin Borg Blake
Melvyn Douglas
as Lawrence 'Larry' Blake
Constance Bennett
as Griselda Vaughn
Roland Young
as Oscar 'O. O.' Miller
Robert Sterling
as Dick Williams
Ruth Gordon
as Miss Ellis
G.P. Huntley Jr.
as Mr. Wilson
William Tannen
as Ski Guide
Frances Carson
as Miss Dunbar
John Marston
as Graham
Olive Blakeney
as Phyllis
Mary Young
as Wife
Eula Guy
as Woman
Mark Daniels
as Bellboy
Connie Gilchrist
as Receptionist
Bess Flowers
as Receptionist
G.P. Huntley
as Mr. Wilson
Walter Merrill
as Stage Manager
George Lollier
as Cab Driver
Wally Merrill
as Stage Manager
Arno Frey
as Waiter
Andre Cheron
as Headwaiter
Lorin Raker
as Rhumba Dancer
Tom Herbert
as Rhumba Dancer
Grace Hayle
as Rhumba Dancer
Emily Fitzroy
as Rhumba Dancer
Gloria de Haven
as Debutante
Michaele Fallon
as Debutante
George Calliga
as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Two-Faced Woman

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Had the script writers and the director, George Cukor, entered into the spirit of the thing with as much enthusiasm, lack of self-consciousness and abandon as the star, the result would have been a smash hit.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
Top Critic

Garbo's last film, graced by some charming scenes and directed with Cukor's usual flair, but hardly sending her off in a blaze of glory.

February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I still wouldn't hold it up as a sterling example of American wit, but it has its moments, and Garbo does a hell of a rhumba.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is a clumsy, lazy film, which reminded me all too painfully of some of our modern-day clumsy, lazy romantic comedies.

Full Review… | January 27, 2011
Combustible Celluloid

Just an average romance comedy that hasn't changed the face of the genre, but isn't the waste of time the reviews deemed it as at the time...

Full Review… | January 26, 2011
Cinema Crazed

The final film is today still a watchable comedy, but it turns Garbo into something she's not.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for The Two-Faced Woman


This notorious flop really is quite good. Greta Garbo is always worth watching and frequent co-star Melvyn Douglas does a fine job. Well written, good costumes, typical high MGM production standards. Garbo's last film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Not the total disaster of legend, hardly Garbo's best but a pleasant trifle.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


garbo did not intend to retire after the adverse reception to her performance as karin in two faced woman.

darryl clark
darryl clark

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