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Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 February 1958 (Denmark)
A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Ted Willis (original story), Ted Willis (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne Mitchell ... Amy
Anthony Quayle ... Jim
Sylvia Syms ... Georgie
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Brian
Carole Lesley ... Hilda
Michael Ripper ... Pawnbroker
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Mrs. Williams
Marianne Stone ... Hairdresser
Olga Lindo ... Manageress
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Wine Merchant
Max Butterfield Max Butterfield ... Harold
Roberta Woolley Roberta Woolley ... Christine
Melvyn Hayes ... Newsboy
Cordelia Monsey Cordelia Monsey ... Hilda's Baby (as Cordelia Mitchell)
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Storyline

Amy and Jim Preston have been married for twenty years but, in her husband's eyes, she has become sloppy both about the house and herself. Jim has no problems with falling in love with Georgie Harlow, a fellow-office worker who is pretty and young, and willing. Jim finally asks Amy for a divorce so he can marry Georgie, and Amy pleads for him to stay, but he walks out. He soon realizes that he can't go through with the desertion of Amy and their teenage son, Brian, and returns home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

The Frank Story About A Marriage And Its Complications (original USA poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1958 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Den andra kvinnan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,371
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hilda's baby was played by Cordelia Mitchell, Yvonne Mitchell's real-life daughter who was born in 1956. See more »

Quotes

Hilda Harper: Men are all the same - when they want you, they can't do enough, but when they've got you it's like the never-never - they think they've paid after the first installment.
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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Westminster Waltz
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Music by Robert Farnon
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Yvonne Mitchell's stunning performance
2 May 2018 | by mark-sulliSee all my reviews

I recently saw this film on Talking Pictures, and intended to switch-off after a few minutes, as it didn't seem like my cup of tea (eg film noir). I then gradually found myself bewitched by Yvonne Mitchell's stunning performance - one of the best I can recall by any actress. The domestic scene where she attempts to get the flat and herself ready, while getting steadily plastered, is a masterpiece of the actor's art. I also have to say, I find her drop-dead gorgeous - so why anyone would want to dump her is a bit of a mystery !


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