Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Woman in a Dressing Gown


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Based on a popular British television drama, this 1957 film features a riveting performance from Yvonne Mitchell as a housewife who can't keep house. Mitchell plays Amy Preston, who after 25 years of marriage still hasn't mastered the domestic arts necessary to sustain a traditional 1950s-style marriage. Her long-suffering husband Jim (Anthony Quayle) finally gets fed up with Amy's unpalatable dinners, her slovenly dress, and the messy home. He takes up with Georgie Harlow (Sylvia Sims), a young … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Ted Willis
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as Amy Preston

as Georgie Harlow

as Jim Preston

as Brian Preston

as Manageress

as Pawnbroker

as Mrs. Williams

as Hairdresser

as Wine merchant

as Newsboy

as Christine
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The most affecting aspect of the film is its sense of compassion: we're never asked to condemn or condone, merely to understand.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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[A] stilted, patronising British movie about working-class and lower-middle-class life...

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
Observer [UK]

This is both a reminder of British sexual mores in the darker days of the Fifties and one of the first attempts in a genre that was later referred to as kitchen-sink drama.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
This is London

A film that deserves to be better known and a welcome reminder of what a fine actress the late Yvonne Mitchell was.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Daily Express

An unmissable rerelease.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012

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