His and Hers (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This scattered, slightly anarchic and uneven comedy stars the inimitable Terry-Thomas as Reggie Blake, a writer whose books are created by the adventures he experiences, thanks to the brainstorms of his editor. His latest adventure finds him truly lost in the desert and adopted by a tribe of Bedouins before he is finally rescued and brought home. His adventure is a bust from all angles; first his editor rejects the book that came of it, and secondly his wife (Janette Scott) rails against his newfound "self" (he has adopted Bedouin dress). The result is that the couple split their living space and their responsibilities down the middle, providing a series of ludicrous situations spoofing the gender assumptions in marriage.

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Bedouin, book, country-life, desert, employment, group, lost, past, popularity, publicity, publicity-stunt, publisher, release, stunt, wasteland, writing