The Woman Between (1931 British film)

The Woman Between is a 1931 British drama film directed by Miles Mander and starring Owen Nares, Adrianne Allen and David Hawthorne. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures, the leading studio of the era.[1] Mander adapted the film from Miles Malleson's 1925 play Conflict. The film is notable for its sexual and political content which has been attributed to a brief period of relaxation in oversight by the BBFC. It was one three similarly-themed films which Allen appeared in at the time including Loose Ends and The Stronger Sex.[2]

The Woman Between
Directed byMiles Mander
Produced byJohn Maxwell
Written byMiles Mander (screenplay)
Frank Launder, based on the play "Conflict," by Miles Malleson
StarringOwen Nares
Adrianne Allen
David Hawthorne
CinematographyHeinrich Gartner
Edited byWalter Stokvis
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
22 January 1931
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


An aristocratic young woman becomes romantically torn between two men, once friends at University, who stand for the Conservative Party and Labour Party in an election. Both have murky recent pasts, one having been a petty thief and the other had lived outside of marriage with the heroine. Her father is left bemused by the morals of the younger generation.



  1. Wood p.70
  2. The Unknown Thirties. p.219-36


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Richards, Jeffrey. The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939. I.B. Tauris, 2000.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.


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