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The War Between Men and Women

The love affair Melville Shevelson and Danny Arnold originally had with the works of the late James Thurber, in their Emmy-winning My World and Welcome to It series, continues in this amusing clambake of a Thurber-like character portrayed by Jack Lemmon. The War between Men and Women comes off as a firstrate comedy peopled by some delicious humans, as well as a pregnant pooch.

With:
Jack Lemmon Barbara Harris Jason Robards Herb Edelman Severn Darden Lisa Eilbacher

The love affair Melville Shevelson and Danny Arnold originally had with the works of the late James Thurber, in their Emmy-winning My World and Welcome to It series, continues in this amusing clambake of a Thurber-like character portrayed by Jack Lemmon. The War between Men and Women comes off as a firstrate comedy peopled by some delicious humans, as well as a pregnant pooch.

A longer fantasy sequence dramatizes Thurber’s The Last Flower. Insertions are logically introduced and considerably enliven the action as a novelty device.

Lemmon is an acerbic and grumpy NY writer and cartoonist whose failing eyesight and unflattering way of dealing with women in his works make him a natural for arousing the interest of Barbara Harris. Her children, even the dog, are unfriendly, and further problems arise when the near-bride’s former spouse arrives during the marriage ceremony and stays on.

The War Between Men and Women

Production: Cinema Center. Director Melville Shavelson; Producer Danny Arnold; Screenplay Melville Shavelson, Danny Arnold; Camera Charles F. Wheeler; Editor Frank Bracht; Music Marvin Hamlisch Art Dir Stan Jolley

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 105 MIN.

With: Jack Lemmon Barbara Harris Jason Robards Herb Edelman Severn Darden Lisa Eilbacher

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