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]] The Night of the Hunter (1955) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by MiaLa on 2010-05-29 03:09:38.



MiaLa said:
At the end of the movie, Ms. Cooper pulls aside her oldest foster daughter to give her a Christmas gift and they talk briefly.
Message posted on 2010-05-29 03:09:38
mat said:
Well, it's the right rating but for the wrong reason.
First, there are plenty of named females: Pearl, Willa Harper, Rachel Cooper and her foster-daughters Ruby, Clary and Mary, the shopkeeper Icey Spoon.
However in the scene at the end though Miss Cooper addresses Ruby ("Ruby. This is yours"), Ruby doesn't answer.
But in an earlier scene Miss Cooper exchanges with three of her children:

- Ruby! Clary! Mary!
- Yes, Miss Cooper.
- Bring your baskets. Nicely picked, Clary. Mary, put the big ones on top. Ruby, most of them ain't fit to go to market. Put them down.

There are other scenes between Cooper and Ruby, or Willa and Icey, but they revolve around men: Willa marrying the preacher, or Ruby going out with men.

The whole script is here:
Message posted on 2019-02-13 21:27:10

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