Women Are Like That (1938)

75 or 78 mins | Drama | 23 April 1938

Director:

Stanley Logan

Writer:

Horace Jackson

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Editor:

Thomas Richards

Production Designer:

Max Parker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's working titles were This Woman Is Dangerous and Return from Limbo ... More Less

The film's working titles were This Woman Is Dangerous and Return from Limbo . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
3 Jun 38
p. 3.
Film Daily
13 Apr 38
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Aug 37
p. 19.
Motion Picture Daily
16 Apr 38
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Oct 37
p. 41
Motion Picture Herald
23 Apr 38
p. 45.
New York Times
11 Apr 38
p. 12.
Variety
13 Apr 38
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Return from Limbo" by A. H. Z. Carr in The Saturday Evening Post (22 Feb 1936).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Return from Limbo
This Woman Is Dangerous
Release Date:
23 April 1938
Production Date:
began 29 August 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7934
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75 or 78
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3721
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Claire King, daughter of advertising magnate Claudius King, leaves Martin Brush at the altar to elope with Bill Landin. All three men work for the New York advertising agency Brush-King. Unknown to everyone, Claudius has embezzled money from the company. He sails for Europe, leaving behind him a failed company. Out of loyalty and a sense of guilt toward his father-in-law, Bill offers all his stock in the company to cover the debt and continues to work for a very small salary. He gives up all decision-making rights in the company on the condition that Claire will never be told what happened. Under Martin's leadership, the company holds on to its old accounts, but they are not getting new business. Bill is so disturbed that he starts drinking heavily. Concerned, Claire tries to help, and when she manages to land a new account by pitching Bill's ideas, she feels proud. Bill is angry, however, and quits his job to take a steamer around the world. Claire builds on her success and takes a job at Brush-King, using her maiden name. Martin still wants to marry her, and Claire is considering a divorce when Bill returns. He stops drinking and accepts a job offer at a rival agency. Bill leads the company to success, taking away many of Brush-King's accounts. When Bill's company offers to buy Brush-King, Claire resigns, and when he asks her to stay, she demands a divorce. Bill agrees, but while they wait in the judge's office, they realize how much they love each other and they ... +


Claire King, daughter of advertising magnate Claudius King, leaves Martin Brush at the altar to elope with Bill Landin. All three men work for the New York advertising agency Brush-King. Unknown to everyone, Claudius has embezzled money from the company. He sails for Europe, leaving behind him a failed company. Out of loyalty and a sense of guilt toward his father-in-law, Bill offers all his stock in the company to cover the debt and continues to work for a very small salary. He gives up all decision-making rights in the company on the condition that Claire will never be told what happened. Under Martin's leadership, the company holds on to its old accounts, but they are not getting new business. Bill is so disturbed that he starts drinking heavily. Concerned, Claire tries to help, and when she manages to land a new account by pitching Bill's ideas, she feels proud. Bill is angry, however, and quits his job to take a steamer around the world. Claire builds on her success and takes a job at Brush-King, using her maiden name. Martin still wants to marry her, and Claire is considering a divorce when Bill returns. He stops drinking and accepts a job offer at a rival agency. Bill leads the company to success, taking away many of Brush-King's accounts. When Bill's company offers to buy Brush-King, Claire resigns, and when he asks her to stay, she demands a divorce. Bill agrees, but while they wait in the judge's office, they realize how much they love each other and they reunite. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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