GenreDrama Story byGeorgette Heyer LanguageEnglish
WriterBasil Boothroyd, Gordon Wellesley, Georgette Heyer Release date1 May 1950 (UK) CastJean Kent (Helena), Guy Rolfe (Lord Carlyon), Kathleen Byron (Mme. Annette de Chevreaux), Julian Dallas (Francois Cheviot), Anthony Tancred (Nicky), Andrew Cruickshank (Lord Bedlington) Similar moviesMadness of the Heart (1949)
The reluctant widow part 7
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.
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."