'The Women': Revisit some 1939 quotes before you see the 2008 update!

Whether or not you’re planning on catching Diane English’s update of The Women — it opens this weekend; click here to read Owen Gleiberman’s review — it’s definitely worth taking a few minutes and revisiting some classic, catty quotes from the 1939 original. If you’re in a rush, just jump ahead to the 6:40 mark, for Joan Crawford’s legendary parting shot: "By the way, there’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society outside of a kennel."

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  • Agatha Crusty

    Thanks for the clips. This is one of my favorite movies. I’m hard pressed to believe the udate can even come close to it’s greatness. I only have one reason to be happy about it: It may get people to go back and watch the old one. Now, if I could just get my friends to check out the original Italian Job. Or the original Ladykillers.

  • fancypants

    i just watched this a week ago in anticipation of the 2008 remake and it was great. the rosalind russell character was the funniest. however after seeing the ’39 film, this remake now seems kinda lame.

  • loudQUIETloud

    I can’t urge people strongly enough – if you haven’t seen the original and are thinking about going to see the re-make: DON’T DO IT. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T DO IT!
    Rent the original. Even if you normally hate old-timey black and white movies. It doesn’t matter. You will love this movie.
    While you’re at it, rent “All About Eve” and have yourself a kick-ass movie night. Add in “Double Indemnity”, and you will fall in love with b&w movies, I promise.
    Oh I just gave myself the vapors…if they can do a horrific re-make of a perfect movie like “The Women”, could some idiot get it in their hear to do a re-make of “All About Eve”?

  • Sara

    Slightly off topic: Annette Bening’s face in the new movie posters is driving me crazy! They have Photoshopped her to the point where she doesn’t even look human!

  • Samsara

    To loudQUIETloud – wonderfully put! You really cracked me up. But, you’re right. Nothing can come close to the original.

  • Nancy

    I LOOOOOOVE the original movie! I’m going to see the remake, but I anticipate they will have updated the charm right out of it. If you haven’t seen the original, look for it on Turner Classic Movies. It’s fantastic!!!

  • jungle red!

    The original is SOOOOOO much better. This one just looks sad by comparison. Although it is good to see Meg Ryan working again.

  • Winona

    I am skillfully avoiding this film at all costs. I’d MUCH rather watch the original. This new version appears to be an insult to the intelligence of cool women everywhere.

  • peaches

    The remake looks TERRIBLE, I’m sorry to say. It looks as if all of the bite and bitchery has been removed replaced with a sappy Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantyliners sensibility.

  • Jay

    I have watched the original so many times. The department store scenes were screened next to where I live. As much as I like the cast, I just can’t bring myself to watch this remake. I already know it will be a let down. In the same way You’ve Got Mail does not hold a candle to The Shop Arond the Corner.

  • gailer

    hi michael!
    i loved you during idol (im a dreadhead ;)) and now i see you like one of my all time fave movies-the women!
    im afraid to see the remake, but maybe i will one day

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  • iona

    The Original is VERY GOOD!! LOOVED IT SOO MUCH!! Can’t Beat the women (1939)!!!

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