Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Leslie Howard directs this British comedy drama that follows a group of female soldiers during the Second World War. The film chronicles the training and later employment of an assortment of women who travel to an army camp to become members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Skip to main content.
The Gentle Sex. Leslie Howard 88min. U Certificate. Review Our Score. Viewed today, this drama seems unbearably patronising in its depiction of the contribution made to the war effort by seven socially diverse women who volunteer for service on the same day. But in its day, it served its purpose both as a morale booster and as a recruitment advertisement, thanks to some astute appeals to the patriotic spirit and some spunky acting.
The experiences of seven new recruits to the Auxiliary Territorial Service ATS as they undergo basic training and receive their first assignments. They think they're helping, I suppose In fact, the film both announces and welcomes the changing social status of Britain's womanhood.
Browse our gift guide. Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple