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The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to... See full summary »

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Mr. Martin
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Robert Macpherson
Constance Cummings ...
Angela Barrows
Jameson Clark ...
Andrew Darling
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Old Macpherson
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Irwin Hoffman (as Donald Pleasance)
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Graham
Alex Mackenzie ...
Robertson
Roddy McMillan ...
Macleod
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Detective
James Gibson ...
Nightwatchman
Noel Howlett ...
Mr. White
Abe Barker ...
Mr. Meekie
Gordon Phillott ...
Mr. Munson
William Mervyn ...
Detective's Friend
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Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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22 August 1960 (Sweden)  »

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La batalla de los sexos  »

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One character is referred to as Mr Mitty, a small homage to James Thurber, writer of the original story who also wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. See more »

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Featured in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
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Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander and music by William H. Monk
Sung by a choir on the television in Mrs Barrows' apartment
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One of Peter's best pre-Hollywood outings.
14 April 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This one is a lot of fun, wryly funny, not over-produced and, of course, impeccably cast. Sellers was often sabotaged once Hollywood purloined him but here he's in fine form and gives one of his cleverest performances. Robert Morley lends just the right level of support and Constance Cummings makes a formidable opponent to Sellers's mild-mannered Scot. She's extremely funny without being allowed to go too "over the top." Looks like this one is not available on video so catching it on TV will reward those who keep a sharp eye on the broadcast listings.


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