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Woman Hater (1948)

Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »

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Terence Young

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Alec Coppel (story), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Lord Terence Datchett
Edwige Feuillère ... Colette Marly (as Edwige Feuillere)
Ronald Squire ... Jameson
Jeanne De Casalis ... Clair (as Jeanne de Casalis)
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Robert
Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold ... Lady Datchett
Miles Malleson ... Vicar
Michael Medwin ... Harris
W.A. Kelly W.A. Kelly ... Patrick
Valentine Dyall ... Spencer
Georgina Cookson ... Julia
Henry Edwards ... Major
Stewart Rome ... Col. Weston
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Fletcher
Peter Bull ... Mr. Fletcher
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Storyline

Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when it seems that she is deliberately trying to ruin his evening. He reads that the fetching Miss Marly is "bored" with men and, suspecting that it is a publicity stunt on her part, pretends to be a real-estate agent trying to sell her his country estate, all the while planning to "expose" her. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Liebesexperiment See more »

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Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stewart Granger very much wanted to make this film as it gave him the chance to appear in a comedy. However the critical response to his performance was unfavorable. See more »

Goofs

When Colette Marly is pretending to be drowning in the lake she holds on to her rowing-boat, that has been deliberately capsized by her, keeps crying out for help so that Lord Terence Datchett jumps into the water and swims towards her wanting to rescue her, and at one moment she stretches her left foot out of the water revealing it to be naked. She removes her foot under water, the Lord reaches her, tries to save her, but she again deliberately behaves so clumsily that His Lordship bumps his skull against the boat's planks and loses consciousness so that Colette is now forced to save him on behalf of which she grabs his chin and throat with both hands,slips her body under his, uses only her legs and feet for swimming and both her hands for keeping his head above the water. When reaching the lake's shore, she grabs both his armpits,pulls him out of the water and lays him down on the ground seating herself next to him and revealing that both her feet are covered almost completely by shoes! As she did not have the slightest opportunity to put on her shoes she had been obviously not wearing in the water or to carry them with her when swimming through the lake this is a Continuity-Mistake. See more »

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This movie is worth a look!
19 February 2006 | by hortensiasSee all my reviews

It's a pleasant and pure romantic comedy. The script is stylishly witty. There are many funny scenes in this movie (I let you discover them). As I am French, I was really interested in discovering Edwige Feuillère in an international movie and speaking English!(one of the most famous and talented French actresses). What a good surprise as she speaks in English so well. I suppose this movie was unique in her career. She really looks like a Hollywood star, playing charmingly, elegantly, wearing superb dresses. She gives a fine performance. The director, Terence Young, wanted her in his movie after watching her in Jean Cocteau's film "The Eagle has two heads" (in which she played the Queen Natasha). So, she had to learn English very quickly. Steward Granger is irresistible, alluring, at ease in comedy. The leading support is very good too. Highly recommended for any fan of romantic comedy. I don't know whether this classic movie will be released on DVD one day. So, in the meantime, I keep it carefully on video. As to me, I once saw Madam Edwige Feuillère, on stage, in Paris. What a perfect voice!


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