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      What Every Woman Knows

      1934 1h 32m Comedy List
      Reviews Aspiring young Scottish politician John Shand (Brian Aherne) enters into an unusual agreement with the wealthy Wylie family -- if they fund his education, he must marry their daughter, Maggie (Helen Hayes). Staying true to his word, John weds Maggie and begins a successful career, thanks largely to his savvy wife. The couple's relationship is placed in jeopardy, though, when John faces temptation in the form of the lovely aristocrat Lady Sybil Tenterden (Madge Evans). Read More Read Less

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      Otis Ferguson The New Republic The result is a rather long and tedious and mediocre film. Feb 18, 2022 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine An unusually pretty, wise and touching picture, especially when it is in Miss [Helen] Hayes's capable hands - which fortunately it is most of the time. Oct 8, 2019 Full Review Charles Davy The Spectator Gregory La Cava has directed the screen version with a smooth command of narrative movement; and Miss Hayes and Mr. Aherne, faced with situations of increasing difficulty, keep up their good form to the end. Oct 4, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member good cast for this weepie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Aspiring young Scottish politician John Shand (Brian Aherne) enters into an unusual agreement with the wealthy Wylie family -- if they fund his education, he must marry their daughter, Maggie (Helen Hayes). Staying true to his word, John weds Maggie and begins a successful career, thanks largely to his savvy wife. The couple's relationship is placed in jeopardy, though, when John faces temptation in the form of the lovely aristocrat Lady Sybil Tenterden (Madge Evans).
      Director
      Gregory La Cava
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 32m