The Gentle Sex (1943)

This unlikely UK box office smash from 1943 has a fabulous all-female cast.

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An all-female cast in a plot-thin feature celebrating the joys of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was an unlikely UK box office smash in 1943.

Moie Charles co-adapted her own story, which Leslie Howard ‘rescued’ from the MOI for the big screen, inspired by the need to reassure the public that the ATS was a suitable environment for women of all backgrounds, and not a hotbed of sexual promiscuity.

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