There's Always a Woman

There's Always a Woman

Joan Blondell
Director: Alexander Hall Cast: Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
, Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
, Mary Astor
Mary Astor
Alexander Hall




Capitalizing on the success of MGM's Thin Man series, virtually every major studio of the 1930s came up with its own husband-and-wife detective team. Columbia's entry was There's Always a Woman, starring Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell. Douglas and Blondell are the married proprietors of an unsuccessful private eye. On the verge of quitting the business, Douglas is given a $300 retainer by Mary Astor for a seemingly simple trackdown job. Disinterested, Douglas turns the case over to his wife--but reenters the scene when a murder occurs. Rita Hayworth appears in a 30-second bit, cut down from a full supporting role when the picture threatened to run too long. There's Always a Woman was supposed to be the first of a Douglas/Blondell series, but that notion ended with the comparative failure of their next vehicle, There's That Woman Again (39).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2013
UPC: 0043396421981
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 38,647

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Blondell Sally Reardon
Melvyn Douglas Bill Reardon
Mary Astor Lola Fraser
Frances Drake Anne Calhoun
Jerome Cowan Nick Shane
Robert Paige Jerry Marlowe
Thurston Hall District Attorney
Pierre Watkin Mr. Ketterling
Walter Kingsford Grigson
Lester Matthews Walter Fraser
William Benedict Bellhop
Wade Boteler Sam
George Davis Waiter
Joseph DeStefani Cigar Stand Clerk
Tom Dugan Detective Flannigan
Eddie Dunn Actor
Eddie Fetherstone Photographer
John Gallaudet Reporter
Bud Geary District Attorney's Assistant
Bud Jamison Jim
Robert Emmett Keane City Editor
Arthur Loft Radio Patrolman
George McKay Cop
Gene Morgan Officer Fogarty
Ted Oliver Cop
Lee Phelps Police Broadcaster
William Strauss Rent Collector
Marek Windheim Head Waiter
Rita Hayworth Mary

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Henry Freulich Cinematographer
Stephen Goosson Art Director
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Viola Lawrence Editor
Gladys Lehman Screenwriter
William Perlberg Producer
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- There's Always a Woman
1. Chapter 1 [11:30]
2. Chapter 2 [10:56]
3. Chapter 3 [8:07]
4. Chapter 4 [11:03]
5. Chapter 5 [7:54]
6. Chapter 6 [11:11]
7. Chapter 7 [8:24]
8. Chapter 8 [9:01]
9. Chapter 9 [2:18]

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