What Every Woman Wants (1954 film)

What Every Woman Wants is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring William Sylvester, Elsie Albiin, Brenda De Banzie and Patric Doonan. It also features Brian Rix and Prunella Scales.[1] It was based on a play Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis.[2]

What Every Woman Wants
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byDavid Dent
Written byTalbot Rothwell
Based onplay Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis
StarringWilliam Sylvester
Elsie Albiin
Brenda De Banzie
Music byEdwin Astley
CinematographyWilkie Cooper
Edited byRobert Jordan Hill
David Dent Productions (as Advance)
Distributed byAdelphi Films Ltd. (UK)
Release date
10 June 1954 (London) (UK)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A newly married couple have to live with the wife's parents and extended family in a small overcrowded house in the English Midlands.


Critical reception

TV Guide rated the film two out of five stars, and noted "a realistic drama," in which,"housing shortages and unemployment, both delicate problems in England at the time, are treated in an effective, unpreachy manner."[3]


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