The Gentle Sex

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The Gentle Sex
Directed by Leslie Howard
Produced by Derrick de Marney
Written by Moie Charles[citation needed]
Starring Joan Gates
Jean Gillie
Joan Greenwood
Joyce Howard
Rosamund John
Lilli Palmer
Ronald Shiner
Narrated by Leslie Howard
Music by John D. H. Greenwood
Cinematography Robert Krasker
Edited by Charles Saunders
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release dates 15 April 1943
Running time 92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Gentle Sex is a 1943 British, black-and-white romantic comedy-drama war film directed and narrated by Leslie Howard. It was produced by Concanen Productions, Two Cities Films and Derrick de Marney. The Gentle Sex was Howard's last film before his death.


It follows seven women from different backgrounds who meet at an Auxiliary Territorial Service training camp. Leslie Howard provides narration through the course of the film.



Further reading[edit]

  • Lejeune, C. A. (1947) Chestnuts in her Lap. London: "Mädchen in Uniform: The Gentle Sex", pp. 95–96

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