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The Male Animal (1942) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Elliott Nugent and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Wolfgang Reinhardt.

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Olivia de Havilland Centenary blogathon: The Male Animal (1942)

By Caftan Woman on Jul 3, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Today's article is a happy contribution to the Olivia de Havilland Centenary blogathon hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Thank you, ladies. The internet celebration of Ms. de Havilland's 100th birthday on July 1st runs until July 3rd and you can ... Read full article


The Male Animal (1942)

By Lindsey on Mar 25, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Tommy Turner (Henry Fonda) is an English professor at Midwestern University. He and his wife Ellen (Olivia de Havilland) are preparing to host a cocktail party, with honored guests Frederick (Ivan Simpson) and Blanche Damon (Minna Phillips) — the Dean and his wife — among others. It̵... Read full article


The Male Animal (1942)

By Angela on Aug 12, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

It’s homecoming weekend at Midwestern University and while almost everyone on campus is excited about the big football game, English professor Tommy Turner (Henry Fonda) has more important things to worry about.  Dean Frederick Damon (Ivan F. Simpson) has just read an inflammatory editorial wr... Read full article


The Male Animal (1942).

By Dawn on May 16, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Male Animal (1942). Cast: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Leslie. The film was based on a hit 1940 Broadway play of the same name written by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent. The screenplay was written by Stephen Morehouse Avery, Julius J. Epstein, and Philip G. Epstein, based on Nugen... Read full article


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 28, 1942 with Olivia de Havilland and Jack Carson reprising their film roles.
The play by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent opened at the Cort Theatre in New York on 9 January 1940 and closed on 3 August 1940 after 243 performances. Don DeFore, Ivan F. Simpson, Minna Phillips and Regina Wallace originated their movie roles in the play. The opening night cast also included Leon Ames as Joe Ferguson, author/director Elliott Nugent as Tommy Turner, and Gene Tierney as Patricia Stanley.
Don Defore created the role of "Wally Myers" in the original Broadway cast. When this movie was remade as the musical, "She's Working Her Way Through College," Defore took the role based on "Joe Ferguson."
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