24 Hours of a Woman's Life

24 Hours of a Woman's Life

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Directed by Victor Saville
Produced by Ivan Foxwell
Written by Warren Chetham Strode
Based on novella Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig
Starring Merle Oberon
Richard Todd
Music by Robert Gill
Philip Green
Cinematography Christopher Challis
Edited by Richard Best
Release dates
10 September 1952 (London) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £95,702 (UK)[1]

24 Hours of a Woman's Life is a 1952 British film starring Merle Oberon, loosely based on Stefan Zweig's 100 page novella. [2][3][4] The film is also known as Affair in Monte Carlo.


Robert Sterling a writer, is visiting a café, when suddenly a scandal becomes known. To keep the others from overreacting, Sterling tells them about something similar that he saw happen long time ago. He had been in Monte Carlo, and was playing host to a young widow whom he knew well. When he persuaded her to visit the casino one night, she became irresistibly attracted to an unstable young man who became suicidal after losing all his money at roulette. Sterling describes how they fell deeply in love, and how both of them then had to face difficult decisions about the future.[5]


Critical reception


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p499
  2. Nicholas Lezard (2003-09-20). "Review: Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  3. Affair in Monte Carlo at TCMDB
  4. "24 Hours of a Woman's Life | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  5. "24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. "CINEMA » 11 Sep 1952 » The Spectator Archive". Archive.spectator.co.uk. 1952-09-11. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  7. "Affair In Monte Carlo Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05.

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