The Out of Towners is a total delight. Neil Simon’s first modern original screen comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis, an Ohio couple who become disillusioned with big-city life, New York style.
Lemmon and Dennis come to NY on one of those expense paid executive suite job interviews. In the course of 24 hours, they are stacked-up over the airport; diverted to Boston; lose their luggage; ride a food-less train to strike-bound and rainy NY; lose their Waldorf reservations; get held up; become involved in a police chase; escape mugging in Central Park; flee a mounted cop; and are asked to leave a church because of a TV rehearsal. Among other things.
Dennis and Lemmon are superb in comedy characterizations.