• Greek Title Η γυναίκα της χρονιάς
  • Original Title Woman of the year
  • Year: 1942
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 114'
  • Director: George Stevens
  • Scriptwriter: Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin
  • Cinematography: Joseph Ruttenberg
  • Editing: Frank Sullivan
  • Music / Score: Franz Waxman
  • Sound: Douglas Shearer
  • Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix
  • Production: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Awards: Academy Award Winner for Best Writing
  • Distinctions: Academy Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: / English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Greek
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Format: DCP
  • Print Source: Park Circus
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In this romantic comedy with political commentary on gender relations and World War II reaching America, a dynamic feminist political commentator and a sportswriter, after professional conflicts, fall in love and get married. Stevens interprets the awarded script by RingLardner Jr. and Michael Kanin, by orchestrating bodies and gazes with a relentless groove reminiscent of silent cinema: international politics even finds its way into the bridal chamber, a child refugee in the house, an anti-fascist fugitive in the bedroom. The conformism of the infamous kitchen scene, where “the woman has to return to her place”, is more of a parody of domesticity.

George Stevens (1904-1975), born in California, was an important director of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He began as a cinematographer in the films of Laurel and Hardy. His first films are comedies and romantic dramas, which have nevertheless humanist dimensions. During World War II he shot war footage; nevertheless in his post-war dramatic films there exist deeper humanist concerns. Many of his films were nominated for and won Oscars. He won the Best Director Oscar twice for A place in the Sun (1951) and The giant (1956).

Photos: Woman of the Year © 1942 WBEI



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