George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning American film director who mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO and later MGM, where he directed a string of impressive films including What Price Hollywood? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Little Women (1933), David Copperfield (1935), Romeo and Juliet (1936), and Camille (1937).
His career suffered a temporary setback when he was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind (1939), but he continued to direct classic films with The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam’s Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950) and A Star Is Born (1954). His last major success was My Fair Lady (1964), but he worked into the 1980s.
He was born George Dewey Cukor on the Lower East Side of New York City, the younger child and only son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants Victor, an assistant district attorney, and Helen Ilona (née Gross) Cukor. His parents… read more
"There is a name for you, ladies, but it isn't used in high society... outside of a kennel." -Crystal Allen What was that about a swastika? Almodóvar learned much from Cukor. Glad I finally saw this film.
Rosalind Russell steals the show here. And Paulette Goddard is perfect looking. The only gripe I had was that I didn't care much for Norma Shearer and her character, especially that last shot. Otherwise, this is one hell of a comedy.
In honor of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s George Cukor retrospective, an exclusive essay from Capricci’s new book on the director.
Each side of George Cukor’s The Women is designed to defend against the other. The calculatingly cynical side, a flock of society matrons yapping