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The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 1972 (Sweden)
2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Theresa Alice Kozlenko
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Stephen Kozlenko
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Howard Mann
Lisa Gerritsen ...
Linda Kozlenko
Moosie Drier ...
David Kozlenko
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Dr. Harris
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Caroline Kozlenko
Lucille Meredith ...
Mrs. Schenker
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Old Woman
Joey Faye ...
Delivery Boy
Alan DeWitt ...
Man
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Minister
Richard Gates ...
Bernie (as Rick Gates)
Lea Marmer ...
Old Hag
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2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to plunge into a relationship right now. It's not love at first sight - both have their eyes dilated, plus Peter constantly lampoons women in his work, which book seller Theresa knows well. Loosely based on James Thurber's drawings "The War Between Men and Women," and Thurber's life, the film features animated sequences.

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Any man who hates dogs, women and children can't be all bad!

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26 June 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Guerra entre hombres y mujeres  »

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Lisa Gerritsen played the same character (different name) in the 1969 TV series "My World and Welcome to It". See more »

Quotes

Peter Edward Wilson: [aside, to audience, about speaker of overheard comment] Author of "Kiss Me, Kill Me, Buy Me, Love Me", I think that's the title. Or possibly it's "Buy Me, Take Me, Cut Me, Burn Me". I don't know, but at any rate you get the idea. It's a romantic novel.
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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You And Me
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Howard Liebling
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Forgotten gem
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on Thurber's book and his life, it's funny but very touching, like James Thurber himself. Of course Thurber's absurdest humor is not everyone's cup of tea, and much of this movie was over the audiences head. As usual the almost forgotten Barbra Harris is perfect, funny pretty and just a bit mad. When this movie came out there was a TV show on at the same time based on the same work. It was called "My World & Welcome to It" Lisa Gerritsen played the daughter in both . What seems to annoy many people who see this movie is the use of Thurbers cartoons. And I admit it took me a while to finally get the humor in his cartoon strips. so, although this may only be a film for Thurber fans , it is an excellent one.


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