When Ladies Meet

When Ladies Meet

Director: S.K. Lauren, Robert Z. Leonard, Anita Loos
Cast: Joan Crawford

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125366
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 24,644

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Mary Howard
Robert Taylor Jimmy Lee
Greer Garson Claire Woodruff
Herbert Marshall Rogers Woodruff
Spring Byington Bridget Drake
Rafael Storm Walter Del Canto
Mona Barrie Mabel Guiness
Barbara Bedford Anna the Maid
Mary Forbes Mother at Party
Leslie Francis Homer Hopper
Olaf Hytten Mathews the Butler
John Marlowe Violinist
Harold Minjir Clerk
Florence Shirley Janet Hopper
Max Willenz Pierre

Technical Credits
S.K. Lauren Director,Screenwriter
Robert Z. Leonard Director,Producer
Anita Loos Director,Screenwriter
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Randall Duell Production Designer
Orville O. Dull Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Robert J. Kern Editor
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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