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Director  Bernard Knowles
Music director  Allan Gray
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Country  United Kingdom
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Story by  Georgette Heyer
Language  English
The Reluctant Widow (film) movie poster
Writer  Basil Boothroyd, Gordon Wellesley, Georgette Heyer
Release date  1 May 1950 (UK)
Cast  Jean Kent (Helena), Guy Rolfe (Lord Carlyon), Kathleen Byron (Mme. Annette de Chevreaux), Julian Dallas (Francois Cheviot), Anthony Tancred (Nicky), Andrew Cruickshank (Lord Bedlington)
Similar movies  Madness of the Heart (1949)

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The Reluctant Widow is a 1950 British drama film directed by Bernard Knowles and starring Jean Kent, Guy Rolfe, Paul Dupuis and Lana Morris. It is based on the novel The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer, with the screenplay written by Gordon Wellesley and others. The screenplay concerns a French governess who marries a British aristocrat, and inherits his country house when he dies. The ongoing Napoleonic Wars see her become embroiled with a spy ring.

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Cast

  • Jean Kent as Helena
  • Guy Rolfe as Lord Carlyon
  • Paul Dupuis as Lord Nivelle
  • Lana Morris as Becky
  • Kathleen Byron as Mme. Annette de Chevreaux
  • Scott Forbes as Francois Cheviot
  • Anthony Tancred as Nicky
  • Peter Hammond as Eustace Cheviot
  • Jean Cadell as Mrs. Barrows
  • Andrew Cruickshank as Lord Bedlington
  • George Thorpe as Colonel Strong
  • Ralph Truman as Scowler
  • James Carney as Major Forbes
  • Allan Jeayes as Colonel
  • Hector MacGregor as Sir Malcolm Torrens
  • Critical reception

    Bosley Crowther wrote in The New York Times, "except for the rather fine surroundings and some nice eighteenth century costumes, there is no more in The Reluctant Widow than a genteel invitation to doze" ; while Robin Karney in the Radio Times found, "a good-looking but rather muddled and unsatisfactory adaptation of a novel by Georgette Heyer, which entertains in fits and starts."

    References

    The Reluctant Widow (film) Wikipedia
    The Reluctant Widow (film) IMDb The Reluctant Widow (film) themoviedb.org


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