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That Kind of Woman (1959)

In 1944, on a Miami to New York train, two paratroopers on furlough meet and fall in love with two 'kept women' who are on their way to meet their 'sugar-daddies'.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Robert Lowry (story), Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Kay
Tab Hunter ... Red
Jack Warden ... George Kelly
Barbara Nichols ... Jane
Keenan Wynn ... Harry Corwin
George Sanders ... A.L.
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Storyline

In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they can help entertain an important general. Red, a young paratrooper on leave, picks up Kay in the club car, while his buddy Kelly goes off with Jane. Kay assumes she will not see Red again, but Jane gives Kelly their New York address. Kay is smitten with Red as they spend the day in New York, and Red invites her to meet him on the evening train to visit his family. Written by Will Gilbert

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Taglines:

He knew what she was - but he wanted her anyway.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Feminine Touch See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At 92 minutes, this is Sidney Lumet's shortest film. See more »

Goofs

It is stipulated that the movie takes place in June 1944. Barbara Nichols mentions that she hasn't heard from her Marine boyfriend in months because "he's busy on Iwo Jima." The invasion of Iwo Jima started in February of 1945. See more »

Connections

Featured in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm In The Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played when they dance on the railroad car and heard as a theme later in the movie
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This movie was ahead of it's time.
11 June 2008 | by pearson-edgarSee all my reviews

I just watched That Kind of Woman on TCM. I'm generally not into old movies, but this one seemed very interesting and it proved to be more than that. It is definitely not your typical love story, of which I am also not usually fond. The dialogue in the script blew me away. Walter Bernstein must have taken great pains to write this screenplay. I definitely want to read the story on which it was based.

The host on TCM said that this movie never became very popular despite the fame of Sophia Loren and Tab Hunter, and I can see why. It's comment on the society of that time was probably not highly regarded by the movie critics and people of influence during that era. I, however, thoroughly enjoyed the social criticism found in the plot, and the acting was phenomenal. Jack Warden and Barbara Nichols stole the show in my opinion. I am definitely going to check out more movies by Sidney Lumet, as well as, writings by Robert Lowry. If you're the kind of person who enjoys discovering a diamond in the rough, you will love this movie.


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