The Truth About Women

The Truth About Women
"The Truth About Women" (1957).jpg
British 1-sheet poster
Directed byMuriel Box
Produced byHerbert Smith
Sydney Box
Written byMuriel Box
Sydney Box
StarringLaurence Harvey
Julie Harris
Diane Cilento
Mai Zetterling
Eva Gabor
Music byBruce Montgomery
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byAnne V. Coates
Beaconsfield Productions (as Beaconsfield Films Ltd.)
Distributed byBritish Lion
Release date
October 1957 (UK)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budgetunder ₤200,000[1][2]

The Truth About Women is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Muriel Box and starring Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Mai Zetterling and Diane Cilento.[3][4]


When his son-in-law comes to him with a woeful tale of an unhappy relationship and a belief that all women are impossible to love, elderly Sir Humphrey Tavistock calmly puts him straight.

Tavistock regales him with decades-old anecdotes of found lovers and lost love. We meet in flashback the free-thinking Ambrosine Viney, an independent woman ahead of her time, and the sophisticated Louise Tiere, a diplomat's wife. There are others as well, including one whom Tavistock adores and marries, only to lose her forever during childbirth.

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