Hotel for Women

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Hotel for Women
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
Produced by Raymond Griffith
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Elsa Maxwell
Kathryn Scola
Darrell Ware
Starring Ann Sothern
Linda Darnell
James Ellison
Music by David Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Release date
August 4, 1939
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hotel for Women (or Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women) is a 1939 American drama film directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell, and James Ellison. It was Darnell's screen debut.[1][2]


When she is jilted by her boyfriend, a young woman is encouraged to become a model by the women at the hotel where she is staying.


The film's sets were designed by the art directors Richard Day and Joseph C. Wright.

Partial cast[edit]


  1. ^ Davis p.46
  2. ^ "Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women". AFI Catalof of Feature Films. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 


  • Davis, Ronald L. Hollywood Beauty: Linda Darnell and the American Dream. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

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