When Ladies Meet (1933 film)

When Ladies Meet is a 1933 pre-Code film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Ann Harding, Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery, Alice Brady, and Frank Morgan. The film is the first adaptation of the 1932 Rachel Crothers play of the same name. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons.[1]

When Ladies Meet
Directed byHarry Beaumont
Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited retakes)
Produced byLawrence Weingarten (associate producer)
Screenplay byLeon Gordon
John Meehan
Based onWhen Ladies Meet
1932 play
by Rachel Crothers
StarringAnn Harding
Robert Montgomery
Myrna Loy
Alice Brady
Frank Morgan
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyRay June
Edited byHugh Wynn
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 23, 1933 (1933-06-23)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was remade under the same name in 1941, starring Greer Garson, Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor and Herbert Marshall in the lead roles played by Harding, Loy, Montgomery and Morgan.


Mary (Myrna Loy), a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher (Frank Morgan). Her suitor Jimmie (Robert Montgomery) is determined to break them up. He introduces Mary to the publisher's wife (Ann Harding) without telling Mary who she is.



  1. "NY Times: When Ladies Meet". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07.

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