J. Lee Thompson | UK | 1957 | 94mins | Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms.
A decade before kitchen sink cinema became de rigeur, the raw and powerful Woman In A Dressing Gown was a heartbreaking British melodrama to rival the films of Douglas Sirk and Nicholas Ray. Intensely claustrophobic, with an almost oppressive filmmaking dynamic, the film is a simmering tale of the impact of adultery on the psyche of three desperate characters in post-war London.
As the eponymous Woman, hanging from a thread while the dishes pile up around her, Yvonne Mitchell gives a simmering, award-winning performance that won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
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