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Two-Faced Woman

featuring

Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett, Roland Young,

Condemned by the National Legion of Decency and released soon after Pearl Harbor, Cukor’s frothy comedy Two-Faced Woman gained further notoriety for being Garbo’s last before her self-exile from movies. All that aside, the movie is very funny and Garbo is hilarious as a wholesome but exuberant ski instructress who impersonates her own “twin” in order to lure her husband (Melvyn Douglas) back from the clutches of his mistress (Constance Bennett). With one terrifically silly dance number, and strong supporting performances by Roland Young, Ruth Gordon (as a savvy and sympathetic secretary), and especially Bennett’s venomous “other woman.”

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • S. N. Behrman
  • Salka Viertel
  • George Oppenheimer
Based On
  • a play by Ludwig Fulda

Cinematographer
  • Joseph Ruttenberg
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 88 mins
Source
  • Warner Bros. Classics