Young Wives' Tale
|Young Wives' Tale|
|Directed by||Henry Cass|
|Produced by||Victor Skutezky|
|Written by||Anne Burnaby|
Ronald Jeans (play)
|Starring||Joan Greenwood |
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Distributed by||Associated British-Pathé Limited (UK)|
|Box office||£146,059 (UK)|
Young Wives' Tale, also known as Fun for Four, is a 1951 British comedy film directed by Henry Cass and starring Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick, Derek Farr, and Guy Middleton. It features one of Audrey Hepburn's earliest film roles, albeit a minor one, as Eve Lester.
A housing shortage forces two couples, each with an infant child, to share a house. Their inability to find and retain a reliable nanny exacerbates the problems caused by the crowding, and a pretty young lodger (played by Audrey Hepburn) and Sabina's persistent old beau (Guy Middleton) intensify the romantic tensions.
- Joan Greenwood as Sabina Pennant
- Nigel Patrick as Rodney Pennant
- Derek Farr as Bruce Banning
- Guy Middleton as Victor Manifold
- Athene Seyler as Nanny Gallop
- Helen Cherry as Mary Banning
- Audrey Hepburn as Eve Lester
- Fabia Drake as Nanny Blott
- Irene Handl as Nanny
- Brian Oulton as Man in pub
- Joan Sanderson as Nurse
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p496
- "Young Wives' Tale (1951)". BFI.
- Karney, Robyn (15 June 2012). Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781611457131 – via Google Books.
- "Young Wives' Tale | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.