Hotel for Women

Hotel for Women (or Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women) is a 1939 American drama film directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell, and James Ellison. It was Darnell's screen debut.[1][2]

Hotel for Women
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGregory Ratoff
Produced byRaymond Griffith
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written byElsa Maxwell
Kathryn Scola
Darrell Ware
StarringAnn Sothern
Linda Darnell
James Ellison
Music byDavid Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
August 4, 1939
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States


When she is jilted by her boyfriend, a young woman is encouraged to become a model by the women at the hotel where she is staying.


The film's sets were designed by the art directors Richard Day and Joseph C. Wright.

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  1. ^ Davis p.46
  2. ^ "Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women". AFI Catalof of Feature Films. Retrieved 21 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  • Davis, Ronald L. Hollywood Beauty: Linda Darnell and the American Dream. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

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