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I Take This Woman (1940)

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98 min | Drama, Romance

A doctor (Spencer Tracy) marries a suicidal woman (Hedy Lamarr) but begins to doubt her fidelity.
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Director
W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)
Writers
Charles MacArthur (original story) | James Kevin McGuinness (screen play)
Composers
Artur Guttmann (as Arthur Guttmann) | Bronislau Kaper
Cinematographer
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Release date
Feb 2, 1940 (United States)

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131 cast members
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Spencer Tracy
Karl Decker Karl Decker   See fewer
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Hedy Lamarr
Georgi Gragore Georgi Gragore   See fewer
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Verree Teasdale
Madame Marcesca Madame Marcesca   See fewer
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Kent Taylor
Phil Mayberry Phil Mayberry   See fewer
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Laraine Day
Linda Rodgers Linda Rodgers   See fewer
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Mona Barrie
Sandra Mayberry Sandra Mayberry   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
Bill Rodgers Bill Rodgers   See fewer
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Louis Calhern
Dr. Duveen Dr. Duveen   See fewer
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Frances Drake
Lola Estermont Lola Estermont   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Gertie Gertie   See fewer
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Don Castle
Ted Fenton Ted Fenton   See fewer
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Dalies Frantz
Joe Barnes Joe Barnes   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Bob Hampton Bob Hampton   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Man in Clinic (scenes deleted) Man in Clinic (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Adrienne Ames
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Max Barwyn
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Bill Cartledge
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Naomi Childers
Woman (scenes deleted) Woman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ina Claire
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Diane Cook
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Tommy (scenes deleted) Tommy (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Jean De Briac
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Carlos De Valdez
Ramos (scenes deleted) Ramos (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Woman with Hat (scenes deleted) Woman with Hat (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Frank Elliott
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Crazy Woman (scenes deleted) Crazy Woman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Clarke Jennings
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Florence Shirley
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Patient (uncredited) Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 541 votes