Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] A Study in Scarlet (1933) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by silverfish on 2015-04-08 22:45:39.



silverfish said:
The conversation that I think counts. at around 1 hour 5 minutes:

Mrs Pyke: Goodnight, my dear, my bedroom is just across the corridor. If you should want me for anything, don't hesitate to call me.
Eileen Forrestor: Thank you.
Mrs Pyke: Goodnight.
Eileen: Goodnight.

It's brief, but I think it just counts.

The only other times women talk to each other are in two scenes. At around 1 hours 2 minutes, Eileen and Mrs Pyke talk, but about Sherlock Holmes, who Mrs Pyke claims arranged to meet them at the Grange, and requested Mrs Pyke to bring Eileen there (I think, I lost track of the exact details of the plot), and about a telegram from Sherlock Holmes.

Also at the very beginning two cleaning ladies complain to each other about a lavatory door they can't open, before getting someone else to help. I think only one of them is named in the movie, and I can't find either in the credits, as they are very minor characters.
Message posted on 2015-04-08 22:45:39

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