arson.com by Ed S.
When Ladies Meet (1941)
Some of Ed's favourite moments
This movie set new standards for Greer's look.
She is quite stunning here.
She looks more glamourous than in "Chips," more mature than
in "Remember?", more modern than in "P&P," and more
sophisticated than in "Blossoms."
Her very first scene: After we've been watching the dour
love affair between Joan Crawford and Herbert Marshall
for half an hour, Greer bursts into the movie like a bolt
of lightning, breathtaking and vibrant.
"I was sailing today. Made a new man of me."
As in "Remember?" a couple of years earlier, Greer and
Robert Taylor are wonderful together. Watch how Taylor
coaxes her out of the car and into Bridgie's house.
Greer speaks French.
The centrepiece of the movie is Greer's big girl-talk
scene with Joan Crawford, with some stunning close-ups
Greer 1, Joan 0.
I think Greer is playing the piano herself again.
I've never been a Joan Crawford fan, having grown up in
the 1960s and seeing her on talk shows as a
late-middle-aged woman. But I have to grudgingly admit
that I enjoyed watching her here. I even found her a
bit fetching at times.
It's such a shame that Greer made no more movies with