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Male of the Species (1969)

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Never trust a man whoever he is. This is the bitter lesson learned by Mary MacNeil in her relationships with three different men: her father, a mendacious womanizer; a smooth-talking office... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Scofield ... Sir Emlyn Bowen, Q. C.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Caine ... Cornelius
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Mary McNeil
Sean Connery ... MacNeil
Laurence Olivier ... Narrator
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Never trust a man whoever he is. This is the bitter lesson learned by Mary MacNeil in her relationships with three different men: her father, a mendacious womanizer; a smooth-talking office flirt, Cornelius; and an aging barrister, Emlyn, who is enchanted by Mary's youthful vitality and charm. Only one of these men will win her heart in the end. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lauter Lügen See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This movie was originally conceived as three television plays for the British ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969) series, to raise awareness to charities who catered for less unfortunate actors and actresses who needed long term help or health care. The common link is that they are all about the male of the species. In their U.K. form, and respective order, they were known as "MacNeil" featuring Sir Sean Connery, "Cornelius" featuring Sir Michael Caine, and "Emlyn" featuring Paul Scofield. See more »

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Edited from ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Cornelius (1969) See more »

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I've been searching for this since 1969
27 May 2001 | by jean_farrellSee all my reviews

This is an excellent film. The cast does interact well with each other and though I was only 16 when I saw it, I have never forgotten it. I, too, would love to own this, but I'm glad that I've at least found others who know and love it as much as I do.


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