PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE WOMEN

THE WOMEN

THE WOMEN (1939)

Surely Rosalind’s ‘Sylvia’  in The Women is one of the funniest ever. I often wonder how she got cast , as most of her previous roles in the 30s were dramatic. (She was ‘Sybil’ in CHINA SEAS, ‘Lady Venetia’ in UNDER TWO FLAGS , ‘Harriet Craig’ in CRAIG’S WIFE. )

Of course she was recognised as a fine actress, but what a casting coup. And I bet Rosalind loved the idea of playing the silly Sylvia.

Boy, did she take that part and make it her own.

Maybe Howard  Hawks saw her in The Women, because Rosalind next got Cary Grant and HIS GIRL FRIDAY in 1940.

Bravo too  Joan Crawford for taking a chance and playing the nasty Crystal.

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