Female (1933)

Ruth Chatterton tears up the screen in this fast-paced, lusty comedy. Alison Drake is an automobile magnate, a hard-nosed, hardboiled business woman making dozens of important decisions a day. In her private life, however, she is passionate… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 11, 1933
DVD Release Date: March 17, 1993
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Exuberant romantic drama, about a powerful female business woman and her romances.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Female is more than just a museum piece from that short era after the introduction of sound and before the enforcement of the Hays Code; it's a strangely involving, patently absurd, wildly entertaining movie.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The Chatterton character's appetite for sex is large: She cherry-picks the men in her factory and invites them to her spectacular home for business meetings that turn into seductions. When she's ready, she tosses a pillow onto a fur rug on the floor.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This slick romantic comedy offers 'the before its time sophisticated concept' that a woman can run a large company.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Starts out zesty and modern and is quite entertaining until the cop out ending.
Veronique Kwak
"female" is directed by michael curtiz in his early days in warner bro. before he thrives at errol flynn swashbucklers. it's casted with ruth… More
Randy Tippy
Ruth Chatterton is a trail blazing feminist with the hots for George Brent. An atypical romance that becomes decidedly typical as it progresses.
Walter M.
In "Female," Alison Drake(Ruth Chatterton) has her hands full during the day running her father's auto company. But at night she has time to not… More
Aj V
A woman runs a factory after her father's death, which was highly unusual for the 30s. She treats men the way men treat women, which to her means with… More