Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 11, 1939

The Women (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) contains no less than 135 of them, of all ages, shapes, sizes and stages of neurotic disintegration, and the shadow of one man. The man is Stephen Haines. The most important women are his wife Mary (Norma Shearer), her cattish friend Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell), who makes sure that Mary knows about Stephen's carrying on with a perfume salesgirl, and the girl, Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford). Mary's consequent trip to Reno introduces her to many another specimen of her sex, notably a fat U. S. countess (Mary Boland) with...

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