Young Wives’ Tale

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A playwright and his slaphappy wife share a house with a super-efficient couple

The carefree Rodney and Sabina Pennant are lodgers of the super-efficient Bannings.

The Bannings’ incumbent Nanny leaves in disgust after having to care additionally for the Pennants’ unruly child.

To prevent a recurrence, the ladies of the two families pretend to be sisters and set about recruiting a new nanny.

Cast (14)

A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Sabina Pennant
British actor Nigel Patrick, dressed in jacket and tie, smokes a cigarette
Rodney Pennant
British actor Derek Farr wears a jacket and tie.  Picture is autographed ’To David Good luck, Derek Farr’
Bruce Banning
Guy Middleton
Victor Manifold
Athene Seyler
Nanny Gallop
Helen Cherry
Mary Banning
Audrey Hepburn
Eve Lester
Fabia Drake
Nanny Blott
Selma Vaz Dias
Ayah
Publicity photo featuring British actress Irene Handl
Nanny
Carole James
Elizabeth
Jack McNaughton
Cab driver
Brian Oulton
Man in pub
Joan Sanderson
Nurse
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Production Information

Young Wives’ Tale - GB (ABPC), 1951, 79 minutes, B&W, Anne Burnaby (Writer), Henry Cass (Director)
 

Pictures (17)

Nigel Patrick (as Rodney Pennant) and Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (8)
Derek Farr (as Bruce Banning), Helen Cherry (as Mary Banning) and Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (7)
Audrey Hepburn (as Eve Lester) in a poster for Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (3)
Guy Middleton (as Victor Manifold), Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) and Derek Farr (as Bruce Banning) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (6)
Derek Farr (as Bruce Banning), Helen Cherry (as Mary Banning), Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) and Guy Middleton (as Victor Manifold) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (5)
Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (4)
Joan Greenwood as Sabina Pennant in Young Wives’ Tale sits cross-legged on the floor and takes a telephone call
Guy Middleton (as Victor Manifold), Nigel Patrick (as Rodney Pennant), Derek Farr (as Bruce Banning), Audrey Hepburn (as Eve Lester), Joan Greenwood (as Sabina Pennant) and Helen Cherry (as Mary Banning) in a photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (3)
German poster for Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (1)
German lobby card from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (6)
German lobby card from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (5)
Main title from Young Wives’ Tale (1951)
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Joan Greenwood and  Nigel Patrick in Young Wives’ Tale.  12th April, 1952, issue number 1355.  (German).  Mit Küchenbenutzung.
Picture Show magazine with Derek Farr, Joan Greenwood, and  Nigel Patrick in Young Wives’ Tale.  10th November, 1951.
Photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (2)
Photograph from Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (1)
Poster for Young Wives’ Tale (1951) (1)
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