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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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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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

Jim Preston: You see the same woman every day - you don't see them at all.
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Referenced in Call the Midwife: Episode #4.6 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosi fan tutti
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Louis Levy
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What about a cup of tea after the storm?
21 July 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is Yvonne Mitchell's film, of course, and definitely her best performance. Anthony Quayle is as always one of the most reliable actors there ever was, and here for a change he is to play an extremely ordinary part: this could happen to anyone, and it usually happens sooner or later to everyone. The situation couldn't be more common. Sylvia Syms is beautiful as usual and doesn't have to act much, it's enough for her just to be seen, and she actually plays no great part - she is just the other woman. The acting is all Yvonne Mitchell's.

Of course you have to worry about her, as her heart is torn apart, as her world is turned to shambles, as she desperately tries to find a way out and fails in every single effort, and how she stills goes on just to carry on. She is the most helpless of all, and yet she is the one who carries through and gets through the crisis in a wreck of only shambles, as if you needed to get your whole world totally ruined just to find it all perfectly normal, as if nothing had happened, as if it just had to pass by like an ordinary shower of rain...

The direction is superb throughout with all its diverting manoeuvres focussing on petty dertails for a relief, like a missing button, the baby next door (apparently Mitchell's own), the soap problem with the engagement ring, and above all the shabby old drsssing gown - the very symbol of the film, nothing much, just an ordinary old worn out dressing gown, which you never really get out of...


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