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      Woman in a Dressing Gown

      1957 1h 33m Drama Romance List
      79% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 92% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Jim Preston (Anthony Quayle) has been married to Amy (Yvonne Mitchell) for 20 years. They have a teenage son named Brian (Andrew Ray), a house in London and a dog. They seem perfectly happy -- except Jim is secretly having an affair with co-worker Georgie (Sylvia Syms). Desirous of something more than stolen evenings, Georgie threatens to reveal the affair unless Jim divorces Amy and marries her instead. Jim is forced to choose between his family and his fantasy. Read More Read Less

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      John Gillett Sight & Sound Despite the over-facile resolution of the last scene, one's final impression is of an emotional drama of considerable intensity. Mar 31, 2020 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard 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. Rated: 4/5 Jul 27, 2012 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian An unmissable rerelease. Rated: 5/5 Jul 26, 2012 Full Review Jean-Luc Godard Arts (France) The British cinema today is an enigma as much as a legend. How have the descendants of Daniel Defoe, Thomas Hardy and George Meredith reached such a degree of incompetence in matters of art? Sep 1, 2021 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin The facile ending, with its suggestion of "happy ever after", is in line with the compromising attitude of the film as a whole; and rings entirely false. Feb 16, 2019 Full Review Isabel Quigly The Spectator J. Lee Thompson's direction has a few documentary-style cliches about it, but provides a good, empty space, most of the time, for Miss Mitchell's virtuosity to shine in. Feb 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      martin a Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, and Sylvia Syms are outstanding in this Kitchen Sink Drama about a married man who is unhappily married to his disorganized wife and falls for a younger woman at work. He has to pluck up the courage to tell her and when he does, she tries to win him back but it all goes wrong. An outstanding cast and the acting is brilliant Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly effective British drama directed by J. Lee Thompson with a fantastic performance by Yvonne Mitchell. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A thoughtful intense English Film about a father cheating on his wife & the family's (especially the wife's) journey through this time & the consequences of the father's actions. It's has great performances, fantastic script & such a confronting yet sophisticated approach that really presents the truthful emotions of this situation. The mother's desperate behaviour was real & you really felt for her. For 1957 it was years ahead of its time. Credit must be given to cameraman Gilbert Taylor who used the camera in a superb way to tell this story. This is an important British Film....a must see.... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jim Preston (Anthony Quayle) has been married to Amy (Yvonne Mitchell) for 20 years. They have a teenage son named Brian (Andrew Ray), a house in London and a dog. They seem perfectly happy -- except Jim is secretly having an affair with co-worker Georgie (Sylvia Syms). Desirous of something more than stolen evenings, Georgie threatens to reveal the affair unless Jim divorces Amy and marries her instead. Jim is forced to choose between his family and his fantasy.
      Director
      J. Lee Thompson
      Producer
      Frank Godwin
      Screenwriter
      Ted Willis
      Production Co
      Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC), Godwin-Willis
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 33m