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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 »

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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! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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

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

Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You And Me
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Howard Liebling
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Jack Lemmon gives another of his fine performances in The War Between Men and Women
29 March 2010 | by tavmSee all my reviews

A few weeks ago, I accidentally stumbled into the beginning-after the credits-of this movie while flipping channels. Since it was late, I didn't bother to watch the rest of it so when I found it in the listings again a few days later, I immediately time recorded it on the DVR. I'm very glad I did as I was enthralled by Jack Lemmnon's performance as a cartoonist who's going blind and, despite his cynical attitude concerning women and children, meets a lady (Barbara Harris) with three kids that he falls for as her temper matches his to a T! There's also her ex-husband (Jason Robards) to deal with whenever he comes to visit. Of the offspring, the most charismatic is the middle one played by Lisa Gerritsen-perhaps best known as Phyllis' daughter on both "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spin off "Phyllis"-who has a speech impediment. As Lemmon's character is based on real life cartoonist James Thurber, we see drawings and animation by Playhouse Pictures that is directly inspired by his work including a perfect rendering of his picture tale called "The Last Flower". To me, The War Between Men and Women is both hilarious and very dramatically touching so on that note, this movie is highly recommended.


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