MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,970 this week

Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 157 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

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:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 8448 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 286 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 1689 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Woman in a Dressing Gown.
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen, Cecil Parker
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms
Certificate: M Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A professional killer comes out ot retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In an upper-class British household, a crazy alcoholic, has an incestuous relationship with his sister, who is also capable of being fairly spirited herself.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, Michael Craig
The Passage (1979)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone
Cabo Blanco (1980)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Offshore near Caboblanco, Peru, an explorer of sea wrecks is murdered. However, local authorities decide that the official cause of death is "accidental drowning." Among the skeptical is ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Dominique Sanda
Murphy's Law (1986)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum
Certificate: M Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Yvonne Mitchell ...
...
...
Andrew Ray ...
Carole Lesley ...
Michael Ripper ...
Pawnbroker
Nora Gordon ...
Mrs. Williams
Marianne Stone ...
Hairdresser
Olga Lindo ...
Manageress
Harry Locke ...
Wine merchant
Max Butterfield ...
Harold
Roberta Woolley ...
Christine
Melvyn Hayes ...
Newsboy
Cordelia Mitchell ...
Hilda's baby
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We don't want to mislead you. It is true the plot of "Woman In A Dressing Gown" is of a sensational nature. But it's not for senstaion-seekers. We tell with honesty and taste the story of two women, one young, the other somewhat older, who share the love of one man. It's strong stuff and candid- yet done so well it already has won the International Critics' Best Picture Award and a special award for acting. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1958 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Den andra kvinnan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Oh, Oh Antonio
(uncredited)
Written by Dan Lipton and C.W. Murphy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Even as a pre-teen I was touched by the wife's desperation.
16 September 2000 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film as a young girl. It was a bit over my head as far as the complexity of emotions but the situation was quite clear. The story of a middle aged couple: the husband, still attractive and a bit worldly, has become attracted to a young woman...the wife, a bit shop-worn and, having been a housewife and entirely devoted only to her family for nearly two decades, appears dull in the eyes of her husband. However, so moving was the performance of Ms. Mitchell as the wife, so clear the pain and desperation she displayed in attempting to keep her husband when it becomes clear she is losing him, that I remembered nearly every bit of the movie and retained it until years later when I could feel full empathy for her. I see this movie as a sad, sweet study of a universal type of woman: the house-bound, devoted and totally self-sacrificing wife who has, perhaps, given too much of herself to her family and kept too little for herself.


25 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nothing on DVD??? omen2006
Discuss Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?