Allan Arkush on

The Women

Released 1939
Distributor MGM

A lot of laundering had to be done to Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 all-female play to satisfy the Hollywood production code, but the result was considered an improvement. This all-star MGM catfight is one of the gems of that fabled movie year 1939. A 1956 musical remake, The Opposite Sex, added men to the cast, but the updated 2008 remake took them back out again.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.