Woman’s World. 1954. USA. Directed by Jean Negulesco. Screenplay by Claude Binyon, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Mary Loos, Richard Sale, based on a story by Mona Williams. With Lauren Bacall, Clifton Webb, June Allyson. DCP. 94 min.
Trusting in the old adage that behind every great man is an even greater woman, Ernest Gifford believes that in order to select the perfect general manager for his automotive company, he also needs to meet the prospective candidate’s spouse. Three prospective employees arrive in New York, and Gifford keenly observes their wives. The couple that wins out has a life-transforming experience that ultimately strengthens their relationship. Cinematographer Joseph MacDonald’s scenes of mid-century Manhattan will provoke nostalgia.