Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ...
Colette Marly (as Edwige Feuillere)
Ronald Squire ...
Jeanne De Casalis ...
Clair (as Jeanne de Casalis)
David Hutcheson ...
Mary Jerrold ...
Lady Datchett
Miles Malleson ...
Michael Medwin ...
W.A. Kelly ...
Valentine Dyall ...
Georgina Cookson ...
Stewart Rome ...
Col. Weston
Mrs. Fletcher
Mr. Fletcher


Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when it seems that she is deliberately trying to ruin his evening. He reads that the fetching Miss Marly is "bored" with men and, suspecting that it is a publicity stunt on her part, pretends to be a real-estate agent trying to sell her his country estate, all the while planning to "expose" her. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

15 November 1948 (UK)  »

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Das Liebesexperiment  »

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1.37 : 1
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Stewart Granger very much wanted to make this film as it gave him the chance to appear in a comedy. However the critical response to his performance was unfavorable. See more »


When Colette Marly is pretending to be drowning in the lake she holds on to her rowing-boat, that has been deliberately capsized by her, keeps crying out for help so that Lord Terence Datchett jumps into the water and swims towards her wanting to rescue her, and at one moment she stretches her left foot out of the water revealing it to be naked. She removes her foot under water, the Lord reaches her, tries to save her, but she again deliberately behaves so clumsily that His Lordship bumps his skull against the boat's planks and loses consciousness so that Colette is now forced to save him on behalf of which she grabs his chin and throat with both hands,slips her body under his, uses only her legs and feet for swimming and both her hands for keeping his head above the water. When reaching the lake's shore, she grabs both his armpits,pulls him out of the water and lays him down on the ground seating herself next to him and revealing that both her feet are covered almost completely by shoes! As she did not have the slightest opportunity to put on her shoes she had been obviously not wearing in the water or to carry them with her when swimming through the lake this is a Continuity-Mistake. See more »


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Amusing Bit of Fluff
18 March 2015 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

If you like Stewart Granger in any movie, you will like him in "Woman Hater" as he plays himself once again.

The plot is silly and has been done over and over again. The fun is not in the destination but in the journey.

Ronald Squire steals the picture as the butler who gets all the best lines:

French movie starlet with an attitude upon entering the castle: "Oh, it looks like the inside of a prison."

Butler: "You have the advantage of me."

Movie starlet: "Where did you learn how to make Crepes Suzette like that?"

Butler: "I was a cook in the Army."

Lord Datchett after a major foulup, now getting ready for dinner: "I going to change now."

Butler: "Excellent idea, sir."

There is also a fair bit of slapstick in the film which didn't work as well for me, but it kept me amused throughout.

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