The Reluctant Widow

The Reluctant Widow

Bernard Knowles (1950)

82min
A Certificate
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Romance, espionage and villainy during the Napoleonic Wars unfold at an English country estate inherited by former governess Jean Kent on the death of her wealthy husband. The widow finds herself surrounded by French spies and British traitors, all after some vital documents secreted in the house, but she foils them all. A good-looking but rather muddled and unsatisfactory adaptation of a novel by Georgette Heyer, which entertains in fits and starts.

Cast & Crew

Elinor Jean Kent
Eustace Cheviot Peter Hammond
Lord Carlyon Guy Rolfe
Lord Nivelle Paul Dupuis
Mme de Chevreaux Kathleen Byron
Nicky Anthony Tancred
Director Bernard Knowles
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Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video