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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

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The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

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Angela Robinson

Writer:

Angela Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Evans ... William Moulton Marston
Rebecca Hall ... Elizabeth Marston
Bella Heathcote ... Olive Byrne
Connie Britton ... Josette Frank
Monica Giordano ... Mary
JJ Feild ... Charles Guyette
Chris Conroy ... Brant Gregory
Oliver Platt ... M.C. Gaines
Maggie Castle ... Dorothy Roubicek
Alexa Havins ... Molly Stewart
Sharon Kubo Sharon Kubo ... Kate
Allie Gallerani ... Sara
Christopher Jon Gombos ... Fred Stewart (as Chris Gombos)
Forry Buckingham Forry Buckingham ... Doctor
Stacy Fischer Stacy Fischer ... Linda
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Storyline

Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.

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Meet the women behind the man behind the woman. See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor Marston y la Mujer Maravilla See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$736,883, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,584,759, 20 November 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William Marston's granddaughter Christie Marston publicly stated that her family "completely rejects any claims made in the film and in no way support this work of fiction". See more »

Goofs

In the auditorium, modern Exit signs and modern HVAV vents can be seen. See more »

Quotes

William Moulton Marston: [lecturing] A person is most happy when they are submissive to a loving authority. It is essential that a person submits to an authority willingly that it is their idea.
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Crazy Credits

Photos of real-life William Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and Olive Byrne are shown at the end of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
Written by Brooks Bowman
Performed by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Wonder Story
14 January 2018 | by chizdamasiiSee all my reviews

If we start comparing this with our normal lives, it will just blow our minds, it will even make us hate the sinning examples portrayed in the movie. We are the sum of our experiences though, and we all hate to be hated. From this point, i admire the protagonists courage because, we like it or not, we are pure sexual beings. With that in mind, i welcome and give a big thumbs up of approval to this wonderful movie, go and see it, it will change your heart and mind equally. 9* out of 10!


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