Cinema: Dubious Battle

THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Directed by MELVILLE SHAVELSON Screenplay by MELVILLE SHAVELSON and DANNY ARNOLD

According to the credits, The War Between Men and Women was "suggested by the writings and drawings of James Thurber." Peter Wilson, the hero of the movie, resembles Thurber in that he is half blind and a cartoonist; Wilson's drawings, shown in several sequences of the film, are closely adapted from Thurber's own. But there ends any meaningful connection in plot or spirit to the life of the late cartoonist.

Portrayed by Jack Lemmon, Wilson is a bileful...

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