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The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 1972 (Sweden)
Two 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 »

Director:

Melville Shavelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Peter Edward Wilson
Barbara Harris ... Theresa Alice Kozlenko
Jason Robards ... Stephen Kozlenko
Herb Edelman ... Howard Mann
Lisa Gerritsen ... Linda Kozlenko
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ... David Kozlenko
Severn Darden ... Dr. Harris
Lisa Eilbacher ... Caroline Kozlenko
Lucille Meredith Lucille Meredith ... Mrs. Schenker
Ruth McDevitt ... Old Woman
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Delivery Boy
Alan DeWitt Alan DeWitt ... Man
John Zaremba ... Minister
Richard Gates Richard Gates ... Bernie (as Rick Gates)
Lea Marmer Lea Marmer ... Old Hag
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Storyline

Two 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 bookseller Theresa knows well. Loosely based on James Thurber's drawings "The War Between Men and Women," and his 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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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra entre hombres y mujeres See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Doubleday book store window features among its books on display: "How To Make A Jewish Movie." This non-fiction book was written by director Melville Shavelson, and details the making of the film "Cast A Giant Shadow," which he also directed. See more »

Quotes

Howard Mann: And this is Harold Marcus, author of "Stab Me, Stir Me, Stun Me, Want Me".
Peter Edward Wilson: [to himself] I knew it was something like that.
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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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Probably Not Worth Watching
3 January 2003 | by zeemanguySee all my reviews

Unless you are trying to see all of Jack Lemmon's films you should probably skip this film. Lemmon plays an almost blind cartoonist who is getting progressively worse. He has a weird relationship with Barbara Harris's character. She was formerly married to Jason Robards. The movie is not funny though it is supposed to be a comedy. It didn't really have any point or redeeming feature. 3 out of 10.


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