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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The movie set a record at the Radio City Music Hall during its initial engagement. Of the 640 films that had played the theater in its first 42 years, it was the leader in terms of run (14 weeks) and total gross (over $3 million.) See more
When Oscar is at the ballpark, the phone rings and he puts his hot dog down. When the man answers the phone, Oscar is typing and the hot dog disappears. When we cut back to Oscar, he is eating it again. 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
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Briefly sung a cappella by Walter Matthau See more