A Woman Rebels

A Woman Rebels

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Based on a novel by Netta Syrett, A Woman Rebels is the story of Pamela Thistlewaite (Katharine Hepburn), whose mission in life is to defy the restrictive and often hypocritical conventions of Victorian England. Refusing to conform to the status quo, Pamela lives alone, reads, and says whatever she wishes, and even -- horrors! -- takes a job. Her romantic dalliance with young Gerald (Van Heflin, in his film debut) results in an illegitimate daughter (Doris Dudley), whom Pamela raises as her niece until she decides it's high time to tell the truth in all matters. Faithful suitor Thomas Lane (Herbert Marshall) offers to make an "honest woman" of her, but Pamela refuses until she can stand on her own two feet financially. Fiercely independent to the last, she becomes the crusading editor of a pioneering pro-feminist magazine and an early champion of Women's Suffrage. It was hoped by RKO Radio that The Woman Rebels would restore the popularity of Katharine Hepburn, which thanks to a series of expensive failures had been flagging for the past two years. Though the film turned out to be a box-office loser (it posted a $220,000 deficit), in retrospect it can be regarded as an artistic triumph -- and a remarkably timely one at that.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2009
UPC: 0883316140284
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 33,068

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Pamela Thistlewaite
Herbert Marshall Thomas Lane
Elizabeth Allan Flora Thistlewaite
Donald Crisp Judge Thistlewaite
Doris Dudley Young Flora
David Manners Alan
Lucile Watson Betty Bumble
Van Heflin Gerald
Eily Malyon Piper
Margaret Seddon Aunt Serena
Molly Lamont Young Girl
Lionel Pape Mr. White
Constance Lupino Lady Gaythorne
Lillian Kemble-Cooper Lady Rinlake
Marilyn French Flora, As Infant
Marilyn Knowlden Flora, Age 10
Joe Mack Italian
Bonnie June McNamara Flora, Age 5
Inez Palange Signora Grassi
Tony Romero Italian Boy
Nick Thompson Signor Grassi

Technical Credits
Mark Sandrich Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Mel Burns Makeup
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
George D. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
Perry Ferguson Art Director
Jane Loring Editor
Hermes Pan Choreography
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Nathaniel Shilkret Musical Direction/Supervision
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Dewey Starkey Asst. Director
Ernest Vajda Screenwriter
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter
Roy Webb Score Composer

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