Tuesday, October 10
How were women portrayed in 1933 movies? You might be surprised!
Join us in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Tuesday, October 10 for a special Women’s Week screening of the classic film Female, a 1933 Warner Brothers Pre-Code film directed by Michael Curtiz (director of “Casa Blanca”) and starring Ruth Chatterton and George Brent. It is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Henderson Clarke.
The highly motivated owner of a car company, Alison Drake (Ruth Chatterton), puts up a businesslike facade, but she frequently cuts loose by casually dating men both in her employ and otherwise. When she tires of spending time with opportunistic guys, however, she happens to meet Jim Thorne (George Brent), one of her own engineers, and is smitten. While Jim initially turns away Alison’s advances, he eventually falls for her, but can their burgeoning romance work in the long run?