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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Woman in a Dressing Gown

J Lee Thompson (1957)

89min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This painfully honest drama, based on a television play by Ted Willis, was light years ahead of its time in its treatment of women and their place in marriage. Yvonne Mitchell's portrayal of clinical depression is stunning in its depth and understanding, and director J Lee Thompson pulls no punches in his exploration of a marriage gone sour following the intrusion of a younger woman. In many ways this movie, which also stars Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Syms, heralded a new dawn in gritty British film-making that led to the "kitchen sink" social dramas of the 1960s.

Cast & Crew

Amy Preston Yvonne Mitchell
Jim Preston Anthony Quayle
Georgie Harlow Sylvia Syms
Brian Preston Andrew Ray
Hilda Carole Lesley
Pawnbroker Michael Ripper
Mrs Williams Nora Gordon
Director J Lee Thompson
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Studio Canal Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 27 Jul 2012

Drama

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