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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Amy
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Jim
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Georgie
Andrew Ray ...
Brian
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Pawnbroker
Nora Gordon ...
Mrs. Williams
Marianne Stone ...
Hairdresser
Olga Lindo ...
Manageress
Harry Locke ...
Wine Merchant
Max Butterfield ...
Harold
Roberta Woolley ...
Christine
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Newsboy
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 teen-age son, Brian, and returns home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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

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Drama | Romance

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24 February 1958 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Den andra kvinnan  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carole Lesley refused attempts to make her dress down and appear less glamourous until threatened with the sack by director J. Lee Thompson. See more »

Quotes

Jim Preston: You see the same woman every day - you don't see them at all.
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Connections

Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Arranged by Louis Levy
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Unfogettable For More Reasons Than One
26 December 2007 | by (Scranton, Pa.) – See all my reviews

In the late sixties (Pre-VCR) we had three UHF stations in our area, and they all signed off at 12 midnight. Unfortunately I worked second shift at a local factory and was just getting out at that time. One of our stations, bowing to public pressure, agreed to remain on after midnight and show movies. "Great...Right? "No, Not so great!!! They purchased four films, one of which was "Woman In A Dressing Gown", and showed them over and over again. "My God, It was just like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" I still have the dialogue running through my head even today. (He covers everything I make in sauce...Dollops of sauce) The remaining films were(in order of boredom):

The Burning Hills, Teenagers From Outer Space,and Dangerous Youth


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