The Reluctant Widow (film)
The Reluctant Widow is a 1950 British historical 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 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.
|The Reluctant Widow|
|Directed by||Bernard Knowles|
|Produced by||Gordon Wellesley|
|Written by||Basil Boothroyd (as J.B. Boothroyd)|
Georgette Heyer (novel)
|Music by||Allan Gray|
|Edited by||John D. Guthridge|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|1 May 1950 (UK)|
- 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
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."
- RitaRisque (1 May 1950). "The Inheritance (1950)". IMDb.
- "The Reluctant Widow". BFI.
- "Movie Review - The Reluctant Widow - THE SCREEN - NYTimes.com".
- Robin Karney. "The Reluctant Widow". RadioTimes.
- Review of film at Variety