Women in Prison and Women in Dressing Gowns: Rediscovering the 1950s films of J. Lee Thompson

  title={Women in Prison and Women in Dressing Gowns: Rediscovering the 1950s films of J. Lee Thompson},
  author={Melanie Williams},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={15 - 5}
British cinema of the 1950s has recently been the subject of substantial reappraisal which has sought to rescue it from its former image as dull and reactionary. However, one thing that has stayed the same is the notion of this period of British cinema as male-dominated, particularly through the critical focus on the war film genre. An analysis of director J. Lee Thompson's career in the 1950s provides an interesting corrective to this. Thompson's films focus predominantly on women… 

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