What Every Woman Wants (1954 film)

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What Every Woman Wants
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by David Dent
Written by Talbot Rothwell
Based on play Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis
Starring William Sylvester
Elsie Albiin
Brenda De Banzie
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Edited by Robert Jordan Hill
David Dent Productions (as Advance)
Distributed by Adelphi Films Ltd. (UK)
Release date
10 June 1954 (London) (UK)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

What Every Woman Wants is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring William Sylvester, Elsie Albiin and Brenda De Banzie.[1] It was based on a play Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis.[2] A large extended family gather together in a small overcrowded house in the English Midlands.


Critical reception[edit]

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]


  1. ^ "What Every Woman Wants (1954)". BFI. 
  2. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". google.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "What Every Woman Wants". TVGuide.com. 

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