When Ladies Meet: Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmie is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without telling Mary who she is. -IMDb
Two good films from the pre-code era. Made mostly entertaining due to one magnificent Robert Montgomery, my classic crush. He's so charming and lovable and...drunk. I think I should also mention how wonderful Alice Brady is. Her performance in When Ladies Meet reminded me so much of Frances McDormand , a favorite current actress of mine, when she plays flighty characters.
As always, after watching a pre-code film, I am left wondering where we would be today- cinematically and indeed, socially, if there had been no threat of the government stepping in to censor films? It never ceases to amaze me how forward thinking and risqué the films of pre-code cinema are.
When Ladies Meet was done again in 1941 starring Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, and Greer Garson. I will have to watch how this one played out since it was filmed post-code.
Two wonderful articles on pre-code cinema: