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That Forsyte Woman

Released Nov 3, 1949 1h 54m Drama List
Reviews 65% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Irene (Greer Garson), the wife of the wealthy and materialistic Soames Forsyte (Errol Flynn), is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Determined to find love, she falls for the handsome architect Philip Bosinney (Robert Young), but their affair is further complicated by his engagement to her friend June (Janet Leigh), an extended member of the Forsyte family. When Soames discovers Irene's relationship with Bosinney, it leads to a brutal conflict, setting tragedy into motion. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's all done with great dignity, but is immensely stuffy and dull. Rated: C Jun 20, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 1/5 Jun 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D A bit rushed but really well done. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review erroll f It was refreshing to see Errol Flynn in a role so distant from his swashbuckler, cowboy, hero type, etc. castings. In this film, he plays a stuffy, aristocrat in love with the woman who married him for the high Society life he could provide. Greer Garson plays the straying wife, who longs for true love. Walter Pidgeon, Robert Young and Janet Leigh All provide beauty in this costume drama. Not a film I'll long remember, but worthy of a couple hours of my time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely wooden, remote, and antisocial acting by actors who did well in their peak years -- but now all their glory has faded. Only Robert Young and Janet Leigh do any acting, and they aren't enough to resurrect this poor script from the backside heap of mediocrity. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member An interesting movie with Errol Flynn in an unusual role for him. Initially unsympathetic, until the end. All three leads: Errol Flynn, Greer Garson, and Walter Pidgeon are excellent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member It's all done with great dignity, but is immensely stuffy and dull. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member That Forsyte Woman (1949) -- [6.0] -- Greer Garson stars in this Technicolor costume melodrama about a woman who marries for money instead of love, and later regrets it. I love Garson, and its especially great to see Errol Flynn playing against type as her repressive husband. Walter Pidgeon and Robert Young play two of Garson's illicit love interests -- one is her brother-in-law and the other is her niece's betrothed -- talk about scandal! The film could have used more moments of levity and humor. As it is, you get a little from the extended Forstye family, including three spinster sisters who excel at overhearing gossip while drinking their tea in unison. The final act ratchets up nicely as everyone's secrets are revealed, but serendipity plays too much a part in the aftermath. The wardrobe, score and fog-filled cobblestone streets make everything all the more palatable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Irene (Greer Garson), the wife of the wealthy and materialistic Soames Forsyte (Errol Flynn), is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Determined to find love, she falls for the handsome architect Philip Bosinney (Robert Young), but their affair is further complicated by his engagement to her friend June (Janet Leigh), an extended member of the Forsyte family. When Soames discovers Irene's relationship with Bosinney, it leads to a brutal conflict, setting tragedy into motion.
Director
Compton Bennett
Producer
Leon Gordon
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 3, 1949, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Nov 16, 2010
Runtime
1h 54m