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John and Mary (1969)

John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

John Mortimer (screenplay), Mervyn Jones (novel)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... John
Mia Farrow ... Mary
Michael Tolan ... James
Sunny Griffin ... Ruth
Stanley Beck Stanley Beck ... Ernest
Tyne Daly ... Hilary
Alix Elias ... Jane
Julie Garfield Julie Garfield ... Fran
Marvin Lichterman Marvin Lichterman ... Dean
Marian Mercer ... Mags Elliot
Susan Taylor Susan Taylor ... Minnie
Olympia Dukakis ... John's Mother
Carl Parker Carl Parker ... The Tennis Player
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke ... Charlie
Alexander Cort Alexander Cort ... Imaginary Film Director
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Storyline

It's the morning after John and Mary's first sexual encounter with each other, which took place in his New York City loft apartment. They had only met for the first time the previous evening at a crowded trendy pick-up bar. They are both uncomfortable with the situation but don't want to show that discomfort to the other. They both realize that they don't know anything substantial about the other - including not even knowing each other's name - as each tries through whatever secret means to find out with who he/she just slept. As they slowly find out more about the other, they inject their own perception into the information, which is sometimes not quite reality. Over the next few hours, they, together and individually, will try to determine if there is any potential future for them, which includes their thoughts about the current most significant other in their respective lives, one who is more significant than the other, and their feelings about what they think the other person is ... Written by Huggo

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It's not your mother's love story!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John & Mary See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Debrod See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An uncredited Jeff Bridges sang his own song "Lost In Space" on the soundtrack of this movie. See more »

Quotes

John: The great thing is, if men can cook at all, women think it's wonderful.
Mary: Well, it is.
John: No, it's not. It's really a legend. Like sex and black men.
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Connections

References Weekend (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Tomorrow
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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A casual romance so noncommittal it's practically non-existent...
26 July 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

A single man and woman, having met in a bar the night before, wake up together in bed "the morning after" but can't decide where to go from there. Two charismatic leads (Dustin Hoffman just after "The Graduate" and Mia Farrow post-"Rosemary's Baby") try enlightening a terribly flat screenplay, but the sluggish narrative and sterile atmosphere make it impossible. The fluid flashbacks and flights-of-fancy help fill in the gaps, but the problem is the main characters and their dialogue. Farrow's Mary is all over the place: guarded and vague (and a little rude), and then sheepish and huggable; Hoffman's John is suspicious and cynical, but yielding. Some of their thoughts and emotions ring true, but the follow-up to all this is pure fantasy. "John and Mary" could certainly use a little whimsy--yet after all that fashionable cynicism, the old-fashioned finale is rather tough to swallow. ** from ****


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