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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)

Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Beau Bridges ... Gerry Green
Felipe García Vélez ... Telegraph Operator (segment "Hills Like White Elephants")
Melanie Griffith ... Hadley
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... First Young Man
Louis Mahoney ... Train Attendant
Luis Maluenda Luis Maluenda ... Man with Donkey
Elizabeth McGovern ... Vicki
Philip O'Brien ... Vicki's Father
Molly Ringwald ... Kit
Liza Ross Liza Ross ... Gambling Woman
Kyra Sedgwick ... Arlene
Carmen Segarra Carmen Segarra ... Bar Maid
Peter Weller ... Hobie
James Woods ... Robert
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Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman of about 40 plies a younger Leftist women with liquor aboard a train. They spend the night together, and he decides he's in love with her. She plays along. In "Dusk Before Fireworks," Kit, a youthful flapper, arrives at Hoby's classy flat intent on an evening of passion. A constantly ringing telephone interrupts each embrace. In "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple traveling in Spain discuss her pregnancy: he wants things to stay as they are, she sees that notion as a fiction. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Romance | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1991 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Verführerische Geschichten See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Director Ken Russell's segment, "Fireworks Before Dusk", was re-cut and re-scored by the studio after filming finished. Russell refused to watch the released film. See more »

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Followed by Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991) See more »

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Watch it for McGovern
24 September 1998 | by Red7EricSee all my reviews

This film is three short films in one, all inspired by short stories featuring one male lead and one female lead. James Woods and Melanie Griffith do a credible job in the Hemingway story, but the story itself is far superior to this script. The Dorothy Parker adaptation with Molly Ringwald and Peter Weller is awful; the two actors appear to be in two completely different stories. It's Elizabeth McGovern's performance in "The Man with the Brooks Brothers Shirt" that makes this tape worth the price of the rental. Beau Bridges is good as the traveling salesman, but McGovern's performance as the stranger he meets on the train is one of the most skillful, powerful performances I've ever seen on film. This is a hugely gifted, vastly underrated actress who ought to be seen a lot more often than she is. Two stars overall, but Elizabeth McGovern gets five.


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