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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 »

Genres:

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

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

Theresa Alice Kozlenko: Come on, Mr. Wilson. You know the venom in your drawings is only a pose.
Peter Edward Wilson: A pose? I hate women even when I'm on vacation.
Theresa Alice Kozlenko: Then why is this man on your cover bringing the woman a flower?
Peter Edward Wilson: It's fiction.
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Soundtracks

You And Me
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Howard Liebling
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Forgotten gem
12 January 2007 | by amoscatoSee 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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