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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 ... 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

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Gerritsen played the same character (different name) in the 1969 TV series "My World and Welcome to It". 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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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You And Me
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Howard Liebling
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Coda to "My World, and Welcome To It"
12 February 2017 | by tforbes-2See all my reviews

I remember the time period when this movie came out. I never got to see the film at that time, which is too bad, because I liked the 1969 William Windom series, "My World, and Welcome To It." Both had roots in James Thurber, and both used live action and animation.

OK, so maybe this isn't Jack Lemmon's greatest movie. And I suppose it would not resonate with audiences in 21st century America. But you had to be there to really understand.

As it is, both Jack Lemmon and Lisa Gerritsen give great performances, and Jason Robards' appearance is always welcome. This is not a movie for everyone, but it is well worth a watch!!!


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