The Battle of the Sexes

Comic genius Peter Sellers is joined by Robert Morley, Constance Cummings and Donald Pleasence in this delightful satire on sexual politics, based on a short story by James Thurber ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") and directed by Charles Crichton ("The Lavender Hill Mob"). It is the 1950s and the post-War business world is being rocked by a shocking phenomenon: The New Woman. A supreme example is Angela Barrows (Cummings), a man-eating American consultant who takes the sex war into one of the last bastions of male supremacy: Scotland. But has she met her match in Mr Martin (Sellers), a grey-haired, teetotal bachelor? He seems an unlikely 'Superman' to take on this Amazonian predator, but beneath Mr Martin's modest facade lies that extra little 'something' which other men simply do not have.

Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy, Classic Comedy, Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Charles Crichton
Starring: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Donald Pleasence
Duration: 80 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Classic Comedy



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