Two-Faced Woman

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Two-Faced Woman
Two Faced Woman.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Gottfried Reinhardt
Written by S. N. Behrman
Salka Viertel
George Oppenheimer
Starring Greta Garbo
Melvyn Douglas
Constance Bennett
Roland Young
Ruth Gordon
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg
Edited by George Boemler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 30, 1941 (1941-11-30)
Running time
90 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,247,000[1]
Box office $1,800,000[1]

Two-Faced Woman (1941) is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Production[edit]

The film stars Greta Garbo, in her final film role, and Melvyn Douglas, with Constance Bennett, Roland Young, and Ruth Gordon. The film was directed by George Cukor and produced by Gottfried Reinhardt from a screenplay by S. N. Behrman, Salka Viertel, and George Oppenheimer, based on a play by Ludwig Fulda. The music score was by Bronislau Kaper, the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons, and the costume design by Adrian.

Plot[edit]

A fashion magazine editor (Douglas) marries a ski instructor (Garbo) on impulse, but she soon learns he expects her to be a dutiful wife, and not the independent woman he seemed to marry her for. They separate and he returns to New York City, where he takes up again with a playwright, (Bennett), with whom he was involved prior to marriage.

Garbo comes to New York to thwart the romance, playing her mythical twin sister, a wild, amoral "modern" woman, and fascinates Douglas until he realizes the truth. He plays along, almost "seducing" his wife's twin sister, but stopping short each time. They eventually reunite on the ski slopes and all is forgiven.

Box Office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $875,000 in the US and Canada and $925,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $62,000.[1]

Taglines[edit]

  • "Go Gay With Garbo! Her first film since Ninotchka".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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