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Young Wives' Tale (1951)

 |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 June 1952 (USA)
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A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.

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Credited cast:
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Sabina Pennant
Nigel Patrick ...
Rodney Pennant
Derek Farr ...
Bruce Banning
Guy Middleton ...
Victor Manifold
Athene Seyler ...
Nanny Gallop
Helen Cherry ...
Mary Banning
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Eve Lester
Fabia Drake ...
Nanny Blott
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Selma Vaz Dias ...
Ayah
Irene Handl ...
Nanny
Carole James ...
Elizabeth
Jack McNaughton ...
Cab driver
Brian Oulton ...
Man in pub
Joan Sanderson ...
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A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.

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Only For Hepburn Fans
19 November 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is one of those mediocre British farces from the early 1950s were every one rushes around talking as loudly as they can in the hope that the volume of their speech will make up for the paucity of wit contained in the script.The leading pair are Nigel Patrick in an unusual domestic role,for him anyway,and the delectable Joan Greenwood,who had recently starred magnificently in Kind Hearts and Coronets.Supporting them adequately are Helen Cherry,Guy Middleton and Athene Seyler.However the main matter of note is the featuring of Audrey Hepburn who would not long be constrained by her contract with Associated British picture Corporation.I doubt that she remembered this film with any fondness.


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