There's Always a Woman (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

There's Always a Woman1938

There's Always a Woman (1938)





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In this film, Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell are the married proprietors of an unsuccessful private eye business. Douglas is given a $300 retainer by Mary Astor for a seemingly-simple trackdown job. He turns the case over to his wife -- but reenters the scene when a murder occurs.

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Melvyn Douglas
as William Reardon
Joan Blondell
as Sally Reardon
Mary Astor
as Lola Fraser
Frances Drake
as Anne Calhoun
Jerome Cowan
as Nick Shane
Robert Paige
as Jerry Marlowe
Thurston Hall
as District Attorney
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Ketterling
Lester Matthews
as Walter Fraser
Rita Hayworth
as Ketterling's Secretary
Arthur Loft
as Radio Patrolman
Marek Windheim
as Head Waiter
Eddie Fetherstone
as Photographer
Eddie Fetherston
as Photographer
Joseph De Stefani
as Cigar Stand Clerk
Gene Morgan
as Officer Fogarty
Tom Dugan
as Detective Flannigan
Bud Geary
as District Attorney's Assistant
William Strauss
as Rent Collector
Lee Phelps
as Police Broadcaster
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Critic Reviews for There's Always a Woman

All Critics (1)

A murder mystery with lively dialogue, plenty of excitement, and a plot that moves almost as fast as Miss Blondell.

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Audience Reviews for There's Always a Woman

Silly Thin Man clone is made quite palatable by breezy Blondell, flummoxed Douglas, sly Astor.

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Mystery-comedy propelled by the bouncy Joan Blondell at her best, golden curls flopping about with every sudden movement. Melvyn Douglas makes a fine foil as her private detective husband who sorely wants his old job back with the D.A. after a bad run of luck with his own private agency. Becomes plot-heavy in the final third, bogging down an otherwise jolly whodunit.

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