The Gentle Sex

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| Film | | UK | B&W | Comedy, Drama, Romance, War | 1h 32min |
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Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood

Seven girls from different backgrounds are conscripted into the ATS

During World War II, seven girls from different backgrounds are conscripted into the Auxilary Territorial Service.

During their training, the women quickly form a bond and become friends.

On passing out, one group is assigned a 400-mile trip driving military transport; the other learns how to operate anti-aircraft guns.

The director, Leslie Howard, is heard as narrator and recognisably glimpsed in two scenes photographed from behind.

Cast (23)

Joan Gates
Gwen Hayden
Jean Gillie
Dot Hopkins
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Betty Miller
Joyce Howard
Anne Lawrence
Photograph of British actress, Rosamund John
Maggie Fraser
Lilli Palmer
Erna Debruski
Barbara Waring
Joan Simpson
John Justin
Flying Officer David Sheridan
Mary Jerrold
Mrs Sheridan
John Laurie
Scots Corporal
Tony Bazell
Ted
Elliott Mason
Mrs Fraser
Frederick Leister
Colonel Lawrence
Harry Welchman
Capt Ferrier
Everley Gregg
Miss Simpson
Miles Malleson
Guard
Jimmy Hanley
1st Soldier
Autographed photo from 1943 featuring Meriel Forbes
Junior Commander Davis
Noreen Craven
Convoy Sergeant
Frederick Peisley
2nd Soldier
Ronald Shiner
Racegoer
Rosalyn Boulter
Telephonist
Leslie Howard
‘Observations of a Mere Man’ spoken by
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Director

Leslie Howard
Maurice Elvey

Producer

Leslie Howard

Writer

Production companies


Two Cities Films
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Concanen Productions

Derrick De Marney Productions

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Lilli Palmer (as Erna Debruski) and Joyce Howard (as Anne Lawrence) in a Belgian poster for The Gentle Sex (1943) (1)
The Gentle Sex (1943) Belgian poster (1) | Lilli Palmer, Joyce Howard
Spanish DVD cover of The Gentle Sex (1943) (1)
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Joan Greenwood (as Betty Miller) in a photograph from The Gentle Sex (1943)
The Gentle Sex (1943) photograph | Joan Greenwood
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The Gentle Sex (1942) opening credits
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