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When's your book coming out, Mary?
In a couple of months.
Walter Del Canto:
What's it about?
[interrupting as Mary is about to answer, with the description being like how Mary would like her life to be]
Uh, it's about a girl - noble, fine, high principled - is'n love with a married man. Great love, the real thing! He goes for her like a steam roller. But does she try to back away from him? Not in the least. She goes for him... hook, line and sinker.
Walter Del Canto:
And how does it end?
[glaring angrily at Jimmy]
I'm working ...
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"When Ladies Meet" is the story of a married couple, a lady author and a charming single journalist. Joan Crawford, the author, considers herself a "modern woman" freed from tiresome conventions and moral imperatives. Despite the movie's 1941 date, the author's relativistic attitude toward marriage and fidelity would be right at home in today's left-wing intellectual circles. Her gradual evolution towards a different attitude is the meat of the movie. Mirroring the situation in her book is the situation of the married couple, Greer Garson and Herbert Marshall. The fourth member of the group is Robert Taylor as a journalist whose surface gaiety hides a serious moral foundation.
The four actors make the movie much better than the script. Garson and Crawford strike sparks off each other in every scene they share. Herbert Marshall is suitably smooth and sleazy. But it's Robert Taylor in a role involving physical comedy whose work is the most impressive. As it turns out, he is the person most grounded in reality--and the hidden hand behind everything.
Everything has the expected MGM gloss--extravagant costumes, beautiful sets, excellent photography. Highly recommended.
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