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Men Are Not Gods Details


Something of a precursor to 1947's A Double Life, Men Are Not Gods takes its title from a line in Othello -- aptly so, as that play figures prominently in the film. Actress Barbara Halford (Gertrude Lawrence) is married to Edmond Davey (Sebastian Shaw), a classical actor whose new production of Othello is about to open. Aware that influential critic Skeates has written a vociferously negative review, Barbara pleads with his secretary Ann (Miriam Hopkins) to rewrite the notice. She does so, and the production becomes a hit - and Ann becomes a hit with Davey, which fact sits well with neither Barbara nor Ann's boy friend Rex Harrison. Barbara, who is also playing Desdemona in the production, warns Ann to keep her hands off of her husband. But that night, as Othello chokes Desdemona, it seems suspiciously real, prompting Ann to scream out in horror from the audience. Afterward, Barbara reveals that she is pregnant; as she and Davey embrace, Ann quietly exits from the scene. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi


Miriam Hopkins
as Ann Williams
Sebastian Shaw
as Edmond Davey
Rex Harrison
as Tommy Stapleton
Lawrence Grossmith
as Stanley
Wally Patch
as Gallery Attendant
James Harcourt
as Porter
Noel Howlett
as Cashier


Walter Reisch
Alexander Korda
Walter Reisch
Robert Krasker
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Cornelius
William W. Hornbeck
Vincent Korda
Production Designer
Rene Hubert
Costume Designer