1939 is considered a landmark year in Hollywood history given the great number of talented actors, actresses nominated that year and the copious amounts of films that were nominated. While Gone with the Wind, Wuthering Heights, Ninotchka, Goodbye Mr.Chips, Wizard of Oz steamrolled ahead a great number of other movies such as Dark Victory had to contend with the title of "also rans" despite themselves being brilliant movies.
The women was also one of those movies, whose fate from absolute obscurity was only saved by the fact it became a cult classic. Directed by George Cuckur (who directed parts of gone with the wind), the wonderful cast, which includes Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine and the now forgotten but amazing Norma Shearer, brings to live a great movie about women, their lives, problems and their relationships with one another as sages, trouble makers, enemies, friends, mothers and daughters.
A great comedy from the golden age of hollywood.