Woman in a Dressing Gown
Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1957
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

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

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A very worthy rediscovery.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

[A] stilted, patronising British movie about working-class and lower-middle-class life...

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An unmissable rerelease.

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Hannah McGill
The List

Hard and uncompromising, yet charged with sad fellow-feeling regarding the lies that we tell ourselves and the compromises we make, this is elegant, adult cinema with a fierce emotional punch.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

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.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

It's utterly compelling, both as a historical document and as heartbreakingly plausible drama.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

It's relentlessly downbeat and claustrophobic, but Ted Willis' script avoids easy recrimination.

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