Young Wives' Tale

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Young Wives' Tale
Directed by Henry Cass
Produced by Victor Skutezky
Written by Anne Burnaby
Ronald Jeans (play)
Starring Joan Greenwood
Nigel Patrick
Derek Farr
Guy Middleton
Music by Philip Green
Cinematography Erwin Hillier
Edited by Edward B. Jarvis
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé Limited
Release date
Running time
79 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £146,059 (UK)[1]

Young Wives' Tale is a 1951 British comedy film directed by Henry Cass. 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.



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p496

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