The Perfect Woman
|The Perfect Woman|
|Directed by||Bernard Knowles|
play by Wallace Geoffrey|
|Music by||Arthur Wilkinson|
|Edited by||Peter Graham Scott|
General Film Distributors – UK|
Eagle Lion (UK)
23 May 1949 (UK)|
The Perfect Woman is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Bernard Knowles and written by George Black, Jr and J. B. Boothroyd, based upon a play by Wallace Geoffrey and Basil Mitchell. The screenplay concerns a scientist who creates a woman in his lab.
Professor Ernest Belman creates a woman in his lab.
- Patricia Roc as Penelope Belman
- Stanley Holloway as Ramshead
- Nigel Patrick as Roger Cavendish
- Miles Malleson as Professor Ernest Belman
- Irene Handl as Mrs. Butters
- Anita Sharp-Bolster as Lady Diana
- Fred Berger as Farini
- David Hurst as Wolfgang Winkel
- Pamela Devis as Olga the Robot
- Jerry Verno as Football Fan On Underground
- Johnnie Schofield as Ticket Collector
- Philippa Gill as Lady Mary
- Jerry Desmonde as Dress shop manager
- Dora Bryan as Model in shop
- Noel Howlett as Scientist
The original play debuted on 11 September 1948 and ran for 224 performances.
Producers George and Alfred Black were sons of a famous producer.
Roc made the film after spending several months in Paris, where she made Retour and The Man on the Eiffel Tower. Roc was under contract to J. Arthur Rank at the time. Filming took place in January 1949. The film was shot in 38 days at only three-quarters of its budgeted cost. It was made at Denham Studios with sets designed by James Elder Wills.
Pamela Devis was cast as the robot because of her resemblance to Roc.
The BBC broadcast a live adaptation of the Geoffrey and Mitchell play in the Sunday Night Theatre slot on 6 May 1956.
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- The Perfect Woman on IMDb
- Review of film at New York Times
- The Perfect Woman at BFI
- The Perfect Woman at TCMDB
- Review of film at Sci Fist
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