The Battle of the Sexes (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Battle of the Sexes (1959)




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In this comedy, a tweed factory is thrown into disarray when the owner hires an impossible-to-please American efficiency expert. Mr. Martin is the longtime accountant who masterminds a plan to make everyone think the new female executive is insane.


Constance Cummings
as Angela Barrows
Peter Sellers
as Mr. Martin
Robert Morley
as Robert MacPherson
Ernest Thesiger
as Old MacPherson
Jameson Clark
as Andrew Darling
Alex Mackenzie
as Robertson
Donald Pleasence
as Irwin Hoffman
James Gibson
as Night Watchman
Abe Barker
as Mr. Meekie
Noel Howlett
as Mr. White
Gordon Phillott
as Mr. Munson
Patricia Hayes
as Jeannie MacDougall
Eric Woodburn
as Wine Shop Owner
Donald Bisset
as Tobacconist
Aletha Orr
as American Wife
Sydney Keith
as American Husband
Sam Wanamaker
as Narrator
Norman Macowan
as Jock Munro
William Mervyn
as Detective's Friend
R. Meadows White
as Delivery Man
Fred Griffiths
as 1st Porter
Glyn Houston
as 2nd Porter
Robert Crewdson
as Policeman
Anne Sharp
as Usherette
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Critic Reviews for The Battle of the Sexes

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

When it allows Cummings and Sellers to spar though, and takes its dark turn, it's an enjoyable and fleeting caper.

August 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like many another recent comedy from both sides of the Atlantic, this British effort begins hilariously but fails to fulfil its promise, bogging down in strain, coyness and repetition.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Charles Crichton has directed a neat and highly enjoyable film, with some brilliant timing in its attempted murder scene and the sort of scorings-off that will appeal to everyone.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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