Ladies in Love

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Ladies in Love
Ladies in Love (1936).jpg
Film poster
Directed byEdward H. Griffith
Produced byBuddy G. DeSylva
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written byMelville Baker
Leslie Bush-Fekete [de]
Paul Gerard Smith
StarringJanet Gaynor
Constance Bennett
Loretta Young
Music byDavid Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Louis Silvers
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byRalph Dietrich
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
  • October 29, 1936 (1936-10-29)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Ladies in Love (1936) is a romantic comedy film based upon the play by Leslie Bush-Fekete. It was directed by Edward H. Griffith and stars Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett and Loretta Young. The film revolves around three roommates (Gaynor, Bennett, and Young) in exotic Budapest and their comical romantic adventures. Gaynor, Bennett, and Young were billed above the title, with Gaynor receiving top billing. The movie also featured Simone Simon, Don Ameche, Paul Lukas, and Tyrone Power.[1]

Supporting player Simone Simon co-starred with James Stewart the following year in Seventh Heaven, a remake of the 1927 film of the same name, playing one of Janet Gaynor's greatest roles from the silent era.

Tyrone Power and Loretta Young made such an impact in this movie that they were quickly paired by the studio in several more films, including Love Is News (1937), Cafe Metropole (1937), Second Honeymoon (1937), and Suez (1938).

Constance Bennett is generally acknowledged by critics as having the best role in the film, but her career went into a steep decline within a few years. Top-billed Janet Gaynor elected to leave films a couple of years later while still at her height, shortly after A Star Is Born and The Young in Heart, in order to travel with her husband, Hollywood costume designer Adrian.


Three young women share the rent for a fashionable apartment in Budapest. Martha insists the other two follow a gypsy superstition when moving into a new place, counting the corners of a room and then making a wish: Susie wishes for a hat shop and to be independent of men, Yoli for a rich husband, and Martha for "the impossible", a good home, a man and children.



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