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That Certain Woman

Released Sep 18, 1937 1h 33m Drama List
Reviews 42% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
After the death of her gangster husband, Mary Donnell (Bette Davis) starts working as a secretary for lawyer Lloyd Rogers (Ian Hunter), who quickly develops feelings for her despite his marriage. Then Mary meets Jack (Henry Fonda), and they elope, but their brief bliss is interrupted by Jack's father, who pursues an annulment. Nine months later, Mary bears Jack's child, but Jack has a new wife who suffered injuries in an accident. Mary must face the many challenges that come her way. Read More Read Less
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Meyer Levin (Patterson Murphy) Esquire Magazine Bette Davis, she suffers, and she suffers, and she gives, and she gives. But you can't blame her for the story. The director, Edmund Colliding, wrote it himself. Apr 17, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine It's rather an old story, but Bette Davis' high-tension performance gives it a certain vitality. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews If you like the pic, it's clearly because of Bette Davis. Rated: C+ May 17, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D A tough but worthy watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review acsdoug D I was a bit torn on this. I like Bette Davis and 1930s melodramas too. However, this one is just not all that good. The dialog is fine, the story is just too weak. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/07/23 Full Review Audience Member I always love movies with Bette Davis in it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member good rom-dram heats up chemistry between fonda and davis for next year's 'jezebel" Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member That Certain Woman starring my all time favorite Bette Davis from 1937 is a good Warner Bros film. This film teams Henry Fonda alongside Bette Davis as a couple whom face many obsticles. She has a passed with a man on the wrong side of the law and is not allowed to move on from it. Check this out film buffs!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Standard weepie elevated by Bette and Henry. Anita Louise steals her one scene with some of the best acting she ever did. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After the death of her gangster husband, Mary Donnell (Bette Davis) starts working as a secretary for lawyer Lloyd Rogers (Ian Hunter), who quickly develops feelings for her despite his marriage. Then Mary meets Jack (Henry Fonda), and they elope, but their brief bliss is interrupted by Jack's father, who pursues an annulment. Nine months later, Mary bears Jack's child, but Jack has a new wife who suffered injuries in an accident. Mary must face the many challenges that come her way.
Director
Edmund Goulding
Producer
Robert Lord
Screenwriter
Edmund Goulding
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Production Co
First National Pictures, Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 18, 1937, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 12, 2017
Runtime
1h 33m
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