Woman of the Year

Synopsis: Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don't like each other very much. At least the first time, because they eventually fall in love and get married. But Tess is a very active woman and one of the most famous feminists in the country; she is even elected as "the woman of the year." Being busy all the time, she forgets how to really be a woman and Sam begins to feel neglected.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

- He hit me first. Hello.

- Hello.

Now, fellows, I realize as much

as anybody that controversy...

...is a very stimulating thing. Very.

I encourage it when someone

on the paper gets into a good fight...

...over an important issue. Always.

But not intramural fights. Never.

It's my job to think in terms

of the paper as a whole.

I'm dead sure that it just doesn't

do any one of us any good...

...for one department to rap another.

To come directly to the point, I'd like

to see you drop this business right away.

How about it, Sam?

You ready to kiss and make up?

I'll kiss. I don't know about making up.

- How about you, Tess? Wiling to quit?

- Sure.

- Okay?

- Fine, thank you.

I'm always delighted to quit

when I'm losing.

Glad to be able to reconcile

you two. Very glad.

Cooperation is the essence

of efficient organization.

The essence.


Isn't the sports department


Why, yes, yes. I guess it is, but I...

Then aren't you going

in the wrong direction?

Well, maybe I am. I...

Are you always much too busy?

What for?

- I was wondering about this afternoon.

- Sorry.

Tomorrow afternoon, maybe?

What's on your mind?

I'd like to take you to a baseball game.


Are all these people unemployed?

No, they're all attending

their grandmother's funeral.

- He's got Tess Harding with him.

- Where's your manners?

No women in the press box.

A rule as old as baseball.

- No women.

- So what?

She's a newspaperman,

and she's pretty. Hi, Sam.

I haven't seen it happen in 20 years.

Worst scandal since the Black Sox.

- Phil, I want you to meet Miss...

- Harding, I know. How do you do?


You mean our paper sends

two men to cover one game?

No. I cover the game,

he kicks it around in his column.

- We've only got one man at Vichy.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner Jr. (August 19, 1915 – October 31, 2000) was an American journalist and screenwriter blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios during the Red Scare of the late 1940s and 1950s. more…

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