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John and Mary attracted a great deal of press coverage in 1969 for being the one of the first American films in which the male and female leads ([[Performer~P94585~Dustin Hoffman~dustinhoffman]] and [[Performer~P22809~Mia Farrow~miafarrow]]) start out the film by spending the night together, rather than holding off until the end. The morning after, the boy and girl wander about New York, wondering if they'll truly commit themselves to one another. Both characters are haunted by unsuccessful earlier affairs, and both have enough hang-ups to fill volumes of psychological textbooks. Come nightfall, John and Mary end up back in bed...and learn each other's names for the first time. John and Mary was considered "beautiful," "progressive" and "significant" in the permissive 1960s; nowadays it's about as controversial as The CBS Morning News. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dustin Hoffman Best Actor 1969 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dustin Hoffman Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mia Farrow Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Mortimer Best Screenplay 1969 Nominee

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
as John
Mia Farrow
as Mary
Michael Tolan
as James
Sunny Griffin
as Ruth
Stanley Beck
as Ernest
Tyne Daly
as Hilary
Alix Elias
as Jane
Marian Mercer
as Mags Elliot
Olympia Dukakis
as John's Mother
Cleavon Little
as Film Director
Kristoffer Tabori
as Boy Scout
Marvin Lichterman
as Dean
Julie Garfield
as Fran
Marilyn Chris
as His Wife

Crew

Peter Yates
Director
Ben Kadish
Producer
Mervyn Jones
Screenwriter
Mervyn Jones
Book Author
John Mortimer
Screenwriter
Gayne Rescher
Cinematographer
Quincy Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Marilyn Bergman
Songwriter
Robert Wightman
Art Director
Anthea Sylbert
Costume Designer
David Dockendorf
Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank
Special Effects
Irving Buchman
Makeup
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