Gowan McGland is a half-Irish/half-Welsh Scottish poet with some renown. He is also a total s*** - a boozer, a womanizer (his conquests more frequently married than not), lazy, and a leech, with a deteriorating body and bad teeth, losing which he equates with death. He also has his charms, which, in combination with his renown, leads to him usually being able to get what he wants. His wife, Edith McGland, also a writer, is well aware of who he is, their marriage which is in name only, although they are still good friends. It is because of her profession and her connection that she has been commissioned to write his biography. Because he is lazy, he has not written anything in five years. He is on a speaking tour to earn what little money he has, currently on an extended stop in Woodsmoke, Connecticut. His reputation in almost every sense precedes him in Woodsmoke - including his womanizing where probably only the husbands of his conquests are unaware of what's going on, and his ...
Meet Gowan McGland, poet. He drinks and lies. Sleeps with other men's wives. He hasn't written a word in years, but . . . every woman he meets falls in love with him.
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Did You Know?
The Gowan McGland main character in this film and its source, Peter De Vries
's 'Reuben, Reuben" novel, was predominantly based on Welsh poet Dylan Thomas
. The picture was first released about thirty years after Thomas had passed away in 1953. See more
I'm not talking of men of genius, I'm talking about you.
By promiscuous pursuit you make women look promiscuous and that's unworthy of pursuit.