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The Out of Towners

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.

With:
Jack Lemmon Sandy Dennis Sandy Baron Anne Meara Robert Nichols Ann Prestiss

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.

The Out of Towners

Production: Paramount/Jalem. Director Arthur Hiller; Producer Paul Nathan; Screenplay Neil Simon; Camera Andrew Laszlo; Editor Fred Chulack; Music Quincy Jones; Art Director Charles Bailey

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 97 MIN.

With: Jack Lemmon Sandy Dennis Sandy Baron Anne Meara Robert Nichols Ann Prestiss

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