Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual. Written by
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Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are The Odd Couple
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Oscar plays a pinball machine in one scene. Pinball was illegal in New York City from 1942 until 1976, but pinball machines did exist. The illegal pinball machine is likely intended to demonstrate the seediness of the pool hall. See more
A room, please.
[Felix shakes his head
How long do you want it for?
Oh, not very long.
[Felix isn't paying attention
When the credits for Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon are displayed, they are first in the wrong order (since Oscar also keeps mixing them up) and after a couple of seconds they shift to their correct positions. See more
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Briefly sung a cappella by Walter Matthau See more