Two-Faced Woman

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Time Out says

Garbo's last film, graced by some charming scenes and directed with Cukor's usual flair, but hardly sending her off in a blaze of glory. A sophisticated comedy, it has Garbo vamping it up as her imaginary twin sister in order to re-seduce the wandering attention of her husband (Douglas). The Garbo persona is really too dreamy for this sort of flightiness, and although she amiably parodies her own image, she tends to be upstaged by Constance Bennett as the other woman. The script, in any case, is something of a disaster area, not least because the film was denounced by the Legion of Decency, hurriedly withdrawn, and partially redubbed into a blandness that sometimes becomes meaningless.
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1941

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94 mins

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john

Worth seeing if only because it’s Garbo’s last film. Cukor is famous for being a lady’s director but here he really lets Garbo down. The director needed to coax a more natural performance out of the star. Her visual tropes and ticks sometimes seem out of place (even if meant as self-parody). By no means a disaster. Agree, Constance Bennett does upstage Garbo in their scenes together.

john

Worth seeing if only because it’s Garbo’s last film. Cukor is famous for being a lady’s director but here he really lets Garbo down. The director needed to coax a more natural performance out of the star. Her visual tropes and ticks sometimes seem out of place (even if meant as self-parody). By no means a disaster. Agree, Constance Bennett does upstage Garbo in their scenes together.