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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Woman in a Dressing Gown
  • 1957
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
  • Written by: Ted Willis
  • Cast: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms
  • UK release: 27 July 2012

Housewife Amy discovers that her husband Jimbo has become infatuated with his beautiful secretary and is planning to leave his family for her. More about the troubled marriage itself than the affair that threatens it Woman in a Dressing Gown is elegant, adult cinema with a fierce punch.

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Revisiting: Woman in a Dressing Gown

17 Jul 20124 stars

Elegant, adult cinema with a fierce emotional punch

‘Why not a movie about illicit love?’ demanded the poster for this critically acclaimed British drama on its release in 1957. Though the attempt to court a dirty-mac-clad audience is clear, fleshy thrills are hardly the point here. The film’s focus is…

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