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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.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Ted Willis (original story), Ted Willis (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne Mitchell ... Amy
Anthony Quayle ... Jim
Sylvia Syms ... Georgie
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Brian
Carole Lesley ... Hilda
Michael Ripper ... Pawnbroker
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Mrs. Williams
Marianne Stone ... Hairdresser
Olga Lindo ... Manageress
Harry Locke ... Wine Merchant
Max Butterfield Max Butterfield ... Harold
Roberta Woolley Roberta Woolley ... Christine
Melvyn Hayes ... Newsboy
Cordelia Monsey 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 teenage son, Brian, and returns home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You read about this happening to other people...you never think one day it could be you... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1958 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Den andra kvinnan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,371
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Hilda's baby was played by Cordelia Mitchell, Yvonne Mitchell's real-life daughter who was born in 1956. See more »

Quotes

Hilda Harper: Men are all the same - when they want you, they can't do enough, but when they've got you it's like the never-never - they think they've paid after the first installment.
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Connections

Referenced in Call the Midwife: Episode #4.6 (2015) 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 BOOWAHSee 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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