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Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 teen-age son, Brian, and returns home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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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 »

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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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Set largely in the fictitious housing estate of Nightingale House, exterior shots were filmed at Wiltshire House in Chelsea, London. 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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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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Piccadilly
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Music by Angela Morley
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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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