A Good Woman

Synopsis: In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for 'the season' and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he's in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere's 20th birthday party approaches, where all plays out amid numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mike Barker
Production: Lions Gate Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Poor old Plymdale.

- Ace, Queen, King, Jack.

- No honours.

No, no, John's yacht,

John's rules.

- Have it.

- Thank you.

Huge feet. Pontoons.

If desire had an antidote, it would

be those pontoons of hers.

I grow ill thinking of then.

How many times have you

been divorced, Tuppy?

- Three, four? I've simply lost count.

- That's bigamy.

Bigamy is having one wife

too many.

So is monogamy

One should always have a proper

basis for marriage. A mutual...

- Misunderstanding?

- Exactly.

A man can't be happy

with one woman.

A man can be happy with any woman.

As long as he doesn't love her.

For a man who's never thought

of getting married...

you seem to know an awful

lot about it.

I've thought very seriously of marrying.

That's why I'm still single.

Hear, hear.

I just haven't met the right woman.

Look at Cecil, still with Edna.

One keeps one's eyes wide open

before the wedding...

and half shut after.

- That's all there is to it.

- Exactly.

I fancy raising the stakes.

Oh, lucky blighter!

You don't look as if

you're enjoying yourself.

Oh, I am. It's a very

nice party.

- Can I get you a drink?

- No, thank you. I don't drink.

You don't drink?

- Do I seem like a prig?

- No, of course not.

- It's the way I was raised.

- In a convent?

By my Aunt Julia.

My father's sister.

My mother died when I

was very little.

It's the only picture I

have of her.

My father never remarried.

She's every bit as beaultiful

as her daughter.

Have I offended you?

I meant it as a compliment.

- You pay me too many compliments.

- I'll stop at once.

- Thank you.

- Just so you know, I meant every one.

You pretend to be bad, but...

- you're not really.

- There is no good or bad.

People are either charming

or tedious.

If I've been the latter,

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