New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure, such acts as walking through Washington Square Park barefoot when it's 17°F outside. Their six day honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel shows that they can get to know each other easily in the biblical sense. But they will see if they can get to know each other in their real life when they move into their first apartment, a cozy (in other words, small), slightly broken down top floor unit in a five story walk-up. While Corie joyfully bounds up and down the stairs, Paul, always winded after the fact, hates the fact of having to walk up the six flights of stairs, if one includes the stairs that comprise the outside front stoop. Beyond the issues with the apartment itself, Paul and Corie will have to deal with an odd assortment of neighbors... Written by
Broadway's barest, rarest, unsquarest love play
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Did You Know?
When actor Robert Redford
was offered the lead male role in the film, he was surprised. Redford had played the part on Broadway and did not like the idea of repeating himself. Redford believed that it was standard practice for players in Broadway productions to not be considered for parts they had created on the stage for the Hollywood movie version. However, Redford decided to do the film. See more
When arguing after dinner, Paul comes out of the bedroom, and is standing in front of the matador poster. In next cut, he is in front of the bathroom door. See more
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