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Title:Two-Faced Woman

Date: 1941
Type: Romantic comedy
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: George Cukor
Producer: Gottfried Reinhardt

Comment
A wealthy magazine editor (Melvyn Douglas) on holiday in a ski resort meets, falls in love and marries his ski instructor (Greta Garbo). He goes back to New York but she waits for him. After he keeps delaying his return she goes to New York and there sees him with his former girl friend (Constance Bennett). She decides to play being her own twin sister, the worldly wise vamp as opposed to the herself, the healthy out doors type. She is helped in the deception by his secretary (Ruth Gordon). Whilst the plot is in many ways nonsense, it does play out well as a romantic comedy farce, this is particularly thanks to a great comic performance from Greta Garbo. Whilst the script and direction are not the best, this is Greta Garbo acting rather than just being sexy and sultry, though she does manage that as well in a couple of scenes. There is good support from Melvyn Douglas as the man not quite sure if his wife's twin sister is actually his wife. Constance Bennett is also good as the jealous jilted lover and there is a nice supporting role from Ruth Gordon as the long suffering secretary.

Actors

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
COnstance BennettConstance Bennett
Roland YoungRoland Young
Robert Sterling
Ruth Gordon
Frances Carson

Oscars

None

Two-Faced Woman