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Women of Glamor (1937)

Women of Glamour (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 March 1937 (USA)
Women of Glamour is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Gordon Wiles and starring Virginia Bruce, Melvyn Douglas and Reginald Denny.

Director:

Gordon Wiles

Writers:

Lynn Starling (screenplay), Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Virginia Bruce ... Gloria Hudson
Melvyn Douglas ... Richard 'Dick' Stark
Reginald Denny ... Fritz 'Frederick' Eagan
Pert Kelton ... Nan LaRoque
Leona Maricle ... Carol Coulter
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Stark
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Stark
John Graham Spacey ... Winkler
Maurice Cass ... Caldwell
Miki Morita Miki Morita ... Kito
Stanley Mack Stanley Mack ... Waiter
Armanda Chirot Armanda Chirot ... Soprano in La Traviata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Woman
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a triangle romance involving Gloria Hudson (Virginia Bruce). a gold-digger from the wrong side of the tracks, a socialite , Carol Coulter (Leona Maricle), and Richard Stark (Melvyn Duglas) a wealthy artist. Fritz Eagan (Reginal) Denny) , a well-bred drunk and a pert soubrette , Nan LaRugue (Pert Kelton) also get involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DARINGLY MODERN! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Virginia Bruce is No Barbara Stanwyck
19 June 2012 | by alonzoiii-1See all my reviews

Virginia Bruce, one of those WOMEN OF GLAMOUR who go out to parties with rich (and generally inebriated) guys like Reginald Denny when they aren't dancing in some nightclub chorus, becomes a model for rich, moody artist Melvyn Douglas, and falls in love with the surly lout (who is a good guy, because he does not paw her like the usual surly artist). Even though she comes up short in the breeding/class department, will she end up with the guy, even though society disapproves?

This is one of those mid-30s, slightly on the cheap remakes, that littered the schedules of the studios in those days. In this case, the Production Code makes a hash of the original plot of the Frank Capra opus, Ladies of Leisure, and Virginia Bruce makes a well-dressed, but nonetheless messy hash of the role that was originally portrayed by Barbara Stanwyck. What's left is some nice sets, some nice dresses, some rather campy "Unite Against the Oppressors" artwork purportedly painted by Douglas, and a plot that goes nowhere in particular. The movie isn't terrible, but it is rather dull, and it is not screaming out for rediscovery. Bruce, Douglas and Denny all have done the shtick they do here in far better films.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Women of Glamor See more »

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1.37 : 1
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