Sam Bissel is a wholesome family man with a loving wife, Min, and two loving daughters. They lead a happy suburban life. The only part of Sam's life that he is not happy about is his job as a lowly cog in the art department of the advertising firm of Burke & Hare. Sam's professional life takes a major turn when he is made executive of the Nurdlinger Dairy account. Simon Nurdlinger is a wholesome family man who wants a wholesome family man with wholesome family ideals heading his account, Sam the only one in Burke & Hare that fits the bill. Sam's home life also takes a major turn when Min's college friend, Janet Lagerlof, moves in next door. Janet stands to inherit $15 million from her grandfather's estate, but the will has a clause that she must be happily married to inherit the money. Janet is technically divorced from Howard Ebbets, and states that getting back with Howard is not worth $15 million. But when Jack Bailey and Irene Krump - two of Janet's relatives who would like to ... Written by
Slam! Bam! Here comes Sam!...Caught in the Middle of a Two-Woman Jam!
Did You Know?
According to Robert Osborne on TCM, this was a film that Jack Lemmon
didn't really want to do, but he fulfilled a contract with the studio. And like the previous year's "Under the Yum Yum Tree", this stupefied Lemmon that they were both very successful films. See more
When Sam drives Howard into San Francisco to work he parks next to a 1950 Chevy pick-up truck. Once Howard exits the car the vehicle next to them is a 1958 Chevy station wagon. See more
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