Saturday, 25 September 2010

The Opposite of Sex 1956

These last two weeks I have been watching the classics, I finally watched High Society and saw Rope in full.I have been searching the Film4 listings in a bid to see this movie in full and a film called The Women. Both films are costly to own, as they are not produced for the UK and The Women can only be found in a costly boxset.
Now I have found out that the The Opposite Sex is a remake of The Women.
This film has some witty lines and great social observations and great clothes.
In fact there is a great line that Kay receives from a friend about fighting for her marriage, it goes along the lines of " marriage is meant to be a fight and if you aint got the stomach for it you shouldnt be in the business of it."

Extract from Wikipedia about the film:

It is a remake of the 1939 classic comedy The Women. Both films are based on Claire Boothe Luce's original play. The 1956 musical was directed by David Miller and stars June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood, Joan Blondell, Sam Levene, Dick Shawn, Jim Backus (psychiatrist) and Bill Goodwin.

The story concerns Kay Hilliard (played by June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (played by Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with showgirl Crystal Allen (played by Joan Collins). Kay is the last to find out among her circle of gossiping girlfriends. Kay travels to Reno to divorce from Steve who then marries Crystal, but when Kay finds out that Crystal isn't true to Steve she starts fighting to win her ex-husband back.

Unlike its predecessor, the cast includes male actors to play husbands and boyfriends, whose characters were only referred to in the previous film and stage versions. This alters the structure and tone of the base storyline significantly.

The picture are not all in order but you can get a jest of the movie.



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