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The Feminine Touch

1941 1h 37m Comedy List
Reviews 78% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Psychology professor John Hathaway (Don Ameche) moves to New York to work on his new book, an argument against jealousy in relationships. Publisher Elliott Morgan (Van Heflin) is quickly attracted to John's wife, Julie (Rosalind Russell), while John becomes friendly with editor Nellie Woods (Kay Francis), who has a crush on Elliott. Julie grows upset when John, practicing his anti-jealousy philosophy, encourages Elliott to spend more time with her. Read More Read Less

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Steve D Not as clever as it thinks it is but the cast makes it fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/18/24 Full Review ashley h The Feminine Touch is a decent film. It is about a psychology professor who moves to New York to work on his new book. Rosalind Russell and Don Ameche give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. W.S. Van Dyke did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Tom M Very funny movie that loses it way in the last 20 minutes and becomes nonsensical. Ameche and Heflin's characters' are unlikable while Francis is very good. But it's Russell that makes this film so funny. Among her best comedic roles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/12/20 Full Review s r A cute and witty romantic comedy. Another lost rating too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An expert cast of farceurs but it feels like they are phoning this one in, Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Charming goofball comedy played by experts. Roz, looking great, is sassy and fun one of the greatest at the slow burn ever. This was Kay Francis' last part in an A level film and a shame since she is both humorous and chic. Her slide into low grade junk and obscurity within a few years of this is an example of the way Hollywood wastes talented performers once they are no longer as big at the box office. Ameche and Heflin's parts are not as good but they make them seem better than they. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Psychology professor John Hathaway (Don Ameche) moves to New York to work on his new book, an argument against jealousy in relationships. Publisher Elliott Morgan (Van Heflin) is quickly attracted to John's wife, Julie (Rosalind Russell), while John becomes friendly with editor Nellie Woods (Kay Francis), who has a crush on Elliott. Julie grows upset when John, practicing his anti-jealousy philosophy, encourages Elliott to spend more time with her.
Director
W. S. Van Dyke II
Producer
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenwriter
George Oppenheimer, Edmund L. Hartmann, Ogden Nash
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 2, 2016
Runtime
1h 37m