Plot & Details
Capitalizing on the success of MGM's Thin Man series, virtually every major studio of the 1930s came up with its own husband-and-wife detective team. Columbia's entry was There's Always a Woman, starring Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell. Douglas and Blondell are the married proprietors of an unsuccessful private eye. On the verge of quitting the business, Douglas is given a $300 retainer by Mary Astor for a seemingly simple trackdown job. Disinterested, Douglas turns the case over to his wife--but reenters the scene when a murder occurs. Rita Hayworth appears in a 30-second bit, cut down from a full supporting role when the picture threatened to run too long. There's Always a Woman was supposed to be the first of a Douglas/Blondell series, but that notion ended with the comparative failure of their next vehicle, There's That Woman Again (39).
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Comedy,Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 82min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/19/2007
- Director(s): Alexander Hall
- Starring: Joan Blondell , Melvyn Douglas , Mary Astor , Frances Drake , Jerome Cowan
- Tone: Witty
- Keywords: District-Attorney, couple, crime-solving, criminal, death, employment, help, killing, lawyer, loot, office, problems, wife, detective, false-accusation, investigation, investigator, marriage, murder, private-detective