Monday, January 4, 2010

365 Movies: There's Always a Woman Review


There's Always a Woman stars Joan Blondell, Melvyn Douglas, and Mary Astor in this 1938 film. The film is about a married couple, who when it comes down to the husband's way of doing his job, they are on opposite sides. You see, William Reardon(Douglas) is a Private Eye, and is about to end his career because of slow business but his wife has another idea. Sally(Blondell) starts doing her own detective work, when a client bursts into the office asking for her husband's help, but feeling her husband isn't needed, Sally does it all on her own. My old movie weakness is the combination of Melvyn and Joan together. They were magic together and they were a riot to watch. I've seen them in all three of their movies, and loved them all so incredibly much. I've read other reviews on this movie, where the watcher has compared this to a cheap Thin Man, but I greatly disagree. I think the only similarities is that they are a married couple and that it's a mystery comedy type of movie. I loved this movie so much and Joan and Melvyn are experts, when it comes to comedy.


Review for Tomorrow: Primrose Path

4 comments:

Kate Gabrielle said...

Oh, I haven't seen this one yet! I love Joan & Melvyn, I can't wait to watch it :-D

Primrose Path is my favorite Ginger Rogers drama -- I really hope you like it!!

Matthew Coniam said...

Me neither...
it sounds great from this.

Sarah said...

I agree that Blondell and Douglas were magic and this was a great movie!

Raquelle said...

I agree with you. This is not a cheap Thin Man. It's genuinely funny and it's totally different. I love Joan Blondell and she's in her element when she can be her funny wisecracking self.