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The Women

The Women(1939)

Remind Me

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Alternate Versions

At the start of the Technicolor Adrian fashion show, the video and tv versions have traditionally shown a technicolor stage in the middle of the screen surrounded by pure white (this always struck me as odd but I never thought too much about it). The recent Turner restoration shows us the original version of the transition, which is much less jarring. The Technicolor stage is surrounded by the rest of the room IN BLACK AND WHITE. Presumably, because the reel starts right BEFORE the transition, it was either too much trouble and expense to process the small bit of stray black and white footage (it would have to have been printed separately onto each release print in 1939)or the footage was thought lost and only recently discovered. The new video and cable versions show THE WOMEN in its original version.

Older television prints show the fashion show sequence in black and white, or exclude it totally.

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