The Truth About Women


Directed By

Muriel Box


The Truth About Women, which Muriel called her most personal film, reveals the complex lives of women and the assertion that women can and should be ‘an equal partner in the business of life’.

To help his son-in-law win back his wife, Sir Humphrey Tavistock (Laurence Harvey, Room at the Top) recalls the key romantic relationships from his long life, in an effort to understand the truth about women.

Co-starring a fantastic cast including Julie Harris (I Am A Camera), Eva Gabor, Mai Zetterling (Frieda) and Diane Cilento (Rattle of a Simple Man, The Wicker Man), The Truth About Women is a witty and touching comedy, with striking cinematography from Otto Heller and sumptuous costume design by Cecil Beaton.     

Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Diane Cilento, Mai Zetterling, Eva Gabor, Michael Denison, Derek Farr, Elina Labourdette, Roland Culver, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Christopher Lee
Other Credits

Written by Muriel Box and Sydney Box

Costume Design by Cecil Beaton

Cinematography by Otto Heller

Edited by Anne V. Coates

Release Date
14 August 2023
  • New An Equal Partner in the Business of Life: Muriel Box & The Truth About Women, featuring interviews with Film Historian Dr. Josephine Botting, author of Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Rachel Cooke, film director Carol Morley
  • The Woman Behind the Picture: Archive interview with Muriel Box Part 2
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Original Trailer
Restoration Details

For the 2023 restoration of The Truth About Women, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master


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