When Ladies Meet (1941)





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Strange Skirts is the TV title of the 1941 MGM film When Ladies Meet. The film was a remake of a 1933 production of the same name, which starred Ann Harding, Myrna Loy and Spring Byington; their roles were taken over in the remake by Greer Garson, Joan Crawford and Spring Byington. Both films are based on a Rachel Crothers play about a lady novelist who falls in love with a married publisher. The novelist (Crawford) meets the publisher's wife (Garson) at the home of a chatterbox society matron (Byington). The fact that the 1941 version was forced to undergo the censor's scissors to a greater extent than the 1933 film was compensated by the later version's lusher production values, which earned an Academy Award nomination for MGM art director Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell. Under both its original title When Ladies Meet and its TV-dictated cognomen Strange Skirts, this dated but enjoyable film has become a "standard" on the various cable TV services of Ted Turner.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Robert Taylor
as Jimmy Lee
Joan Crawford
as Mary Howard
Herbert Marshall
as Rogers Woodruff
Greer Garson
as Claire Woodruff
Spring Byington
as Bridget Drake
Rafael Storm
as Walter Del Canto
Max Willenz
as Pierre
Florence Shirley
as Janet Hopper
Leslie Francis
as Homer Hopper
Olaf Hytten
as Mathews the Butler
Mona Barrie
as Mabel Guiness
Mary Forbes
as Mother at Party
John Marlowe
as Violinist
Barbara Bedford
as Anna the Maid
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It's a glossy MGM star vehicle film for both Crawford and Greer, who give sharp performances besides looking so appealing.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
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Glossy drama played by super professionals. Spring Byington is cutely addled in a film full of people acting terribly adult.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/hereinmyhead/when_ladies_meet.jpg[/IMG] Why take bitter friends Greer Garson (then queen MGM) and Joan Crawford (in her hated MGM days) and put them in such a boring film? Why did MGM waste Crawford so much? Yeah there are a few Crawford MGM films that standout and then some are just great fashion flicks but this one just bores. Though there is a fierce Crawford gown at the beginning. Wasted talent!!

Randy Emerson
Randy Emerson

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