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Male of the Species, The: Three Plays by Alun Owen

Synopsis
Featuring rare television performances from Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Paul Scofield, and with Anna Calder-Marshall as the increasingly savvy Mary MacNeil, this trilogy of plays, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, forms a dramatic and controversial study in male behaviour. Part of ITV’s celebrated anthology series Saturday Night Theatre, Male of the Species was written by Oscar-nominated playwright Alun Owen and originally screened in 1969.

Never trust a man - whoever he is. This is the bitter lesson learned by Mary MacNeil in her relationships with three different men: her father, a mendacious womaniser; a smooth-talking office flirt, Cornelius; and an elderly barrister, Emlyn, who is enchanted by Mary’s youthful vitality and charm. Only one of these men will win her heart in the end...
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
1969
Notes
Broadcast in the Saturday Night Theatre series on ITV on 25/4/1970
Subjects
Drama; Media studies; Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; gender representation; men in society; television drama

Credits

Director
Charles Jarrott
Writer
Alun Owen
Cast
Laurence Olivier 
Michael Caine 
Paul Scofield 
Sean Connery 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.31
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2012

Sponsor

Name

ITV

Distributor

Name

Network

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Phone
01992 657707
Address
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Notes
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