That Way with Women

That Way with Women is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova, written by Leo Townsend and Francis Swann, and starring Dane Clark, Martha Vickers, Sydney Greenstreet, Alan Hale, Sr., Craig Stevens and Barbara Brown. It was released by Warner Bros. on March 29, 1947.[1][2]

That Way with Women
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrederick de Cordova
Produced byCharles Hoffman
Screenplay byLeo Townsend
Francis Swann
Based onIdle Hands
1921 story in The Saturday Evening Post
by Earl Derr Biggers
StarringDane Clark
Martha Vickers
Sydney Greenstreet
Alan Hale, Sr.
Craig Stevens
Barbara Brown
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byFolmar Blangsted
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 29, 1947 (1947-03-29)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

The screenplay was adapted from the Saturday Evening Post story "Idle Hands", which was previously the basis for the films The Ruling Passion (1922) and The Millionaire (1931).[3]


James P. Alden (Sydney Greenstreet), an automobile tycoon assumes the identity of family gardener Herman Brinker (Alan Hale, Sr.) and buys a corner gas station with Greg Wilson (Dane Clark).



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