The Male Animal (1942)

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Movie Info

Based on a play penned by director Elliott Nugent and humorist James Thurber this comedy follows the struggles of college professor Henry Fonda to maintain his First Amendment rights in the classroom and save his marriage after his wife Olivia de Havilland strays with her oily, charming and handsome ex-beau.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Stephen Morehouse Avery
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 1996
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

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as Dr. Damon

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as Coach Sprague

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Critic Reviews for The Male Animal

All Critics (2)

The stagebound film has its amusing moments, solid performances and a still timely message about academic freedom.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A surprisingly relevant movie on academic freedom in light of Ward Churchill and pro-Palestinian professors being victimized today.

Full Review… | August 31, 2008
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Audience Reviews for The Male Animal

This is a highly regarded classic, and I am not sure why I am not enthralled with it. It?s okay, but I just don?t see anything special with it. There is no chemistry between Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. Fonda is great, but de Havilland gets very irritating, as does Jack Carson. Eugene Pallette and Hattie McDaniel provide excellent support. Otherwise, it?s pretty routine.

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