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13 October 1967 (West Germany) See more »
LUV is fun ... try and make it! See more »
Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Actress Anne Jackson, Widow of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90
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  (in credits order)

Jack Lemmon ... Harry Berlin

Peter Falk ... Milt Manville

Elaine May ... Ellen Manville
Nina Wayne ... Linda
Eddie Mayehoff ... D.A. Goodhart

Paul Hartman ... Doyle
Severn Darden ... Vandergist
Alan DeWitt ... Dalrymple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terrayne Crawford ... Woman in Car (uncredited)

Harrison Ford ... Irate Motorist (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Donner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elliott Baker 
Murray Schisgal  play

Produced by
Martin Manulis .... producer
Original Music by
Gerry Mulligan 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Salven .... first assistant director
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer
Music Department
Willis Holman .... orchestrator (as Bill Holman)
Irving Joseph .... composer: song "Love Casts Its Shadow Over My Heart"

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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:11 | UK:X | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Actor Eli Wallach was first offered Harry Berlin.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very "uneven", but still very entertaining, 27 February 2006
Author: Skragg from United States

I have to say the same thing about this film that I said about "The Happening" (from the same year, coincidentally), and that's that you almost have to hate it BITTERLY not to like it A LITTLE. I agree about a lot of the slapstick being out of place (though not even all of THAT). I think there's at least one good thing about Harry's "fits" (his hysterical blindness and deafness and so on) and that's seeing Peter Falk react to them in his usual low-key way. Maybe "Harry" WASN'T the best part for Jack Lemmon, I don't know, but Falk and Elaine May really made the most of their roles. And even Nina Wayne (the sister of Carol Wayne, I imagine), who had a much smaller part, makes the most of her comical "dumb blonde" role, without genuinely copying her sister. And of course, it has several great character actors - Eddie Mayehoff, Severn Darden (in a nearly silent role) and Paul Hartman (in a completely silent one). One of the best scenes has Harry reciting "Star Light, Star Bright" in an aggravated Jack Lemmon voice (which clashes with the poem completely, of course), and it's also the scene where Ellen wishes on the star by saying, "I wish I were a lesbian, that's what I wish. Then I wouldn't have these demeaning problems." Harry : You'd have other problems. Like picking up girls. Ellen : That's easy. You just have to be a liar and a hypocrite. Harry : It's not as easy as that. Do you know what a haircut costs these days? Again, on the one hand, I find the complaints about LUV hard to disagree with, and on the other hand, I find the movie impossible not to like a whole lot.

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