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Woman Hater (1948)

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 »

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Alec Coppel (story), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Lord Terence Datchett
Edwige Feuillère ... Colette Marly (as Edwige Feuillere)
Ronald Squire ... Jameson
Jeanne De Casalis ... Clair (as Jeanne de Casalis)
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Robert
Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold ... Lady Datchett
Miles Malleson ... Vicar
Michael Medwin ... Harris
W.A. Kelly W.A. Kelly ... Patrick
Valentine Dyall ... Spencer
Georgina Cookson ... Julia
Henry Edwards ... Major
Stewart Rome ... Col. Weston
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Fletcher
Peter Bull ... Mr. Fletcher
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Liebesexperiment See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

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Hilarious Romantic Comedy
31 August 2001 | by Linda-45See all my reviews

A French film actress, Colette Marly (Edwige Feuillere), tells the press she is bored with men. Lord Datchett (Stewart Granger) hears this statement as a challenge and sets out to prove her a liar. He sends her a letter inviting her to stay at his country estate to rest "while he is away."

Stewart Granger is devilishly charming as the woman hater, and the supporting cast is magnificent. Jameson (Ronald Squire), Lord Datchett's butler, drips with dry humor. Clair (Jeanne De Casalis), the French maid, is hilariously witty!

I am lucky enough to have this movie on video, but I believe it is now out of print. Hopefully it will be released on DVD.


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