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The Out of Towners (1970)

G | | Comedy | 28 May 1970 (USA)
An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

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George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation. Working for a plastics company, George believes he is a shoo-in for the company's Vice-President of Sales, New York Division job, a position located in New York City. George is looking forward to their future life in New York City, with all the amenities and benefits living in the big city has to offer. For George's 9 am interview, George and Gwen plan on taking a flight that lands in New York at 8 pm the evening before, which gives them time for dinner at New York's finest restaurant, The Four Seasons, and a comfortable night's stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before the interview. But nothing on this trip goes according to plan. In fact, what can go wrong, does. Because of circumstances, it even looks as if George may miss his... Written by Huggo

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When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.

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Many of the smaller supporting roles were cast with well known comedians such as Anne Meara, Sandy Baron, Ann Prentiss, Paul Dooley, and Anthony Holland. See more »

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In one scene in a hotel room, the motion picture camera is momentarily visible in a reflection in a mirror hanging on the wall. See more »

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[George and Gwen finally made it to the Waldorf-Astoria]
George Kellerman: Excuse me.
Winkler, the desk clerk: Yes?
George Kellerman: Mr. & Mrs. Kellerman, Twin Oaks, Ohio. We finally got here. Ha-ha.
Winkler, the desk clerk: Do you have reservation?
George Kellerman: Yeah, made by the Drexel Company through the Hilton Reservation Service.
Gwen Kellerman: In Twin Oaks, Ohio.
George Kellerman: You must be pretty busy putting people up in the lobby.
Winkler, the desk clerk: Oh, it's the least we can do. With this transit strike, most of them have no way to get home, and there's not a room in this city tonight.
Gwen Kellerman: Oh, that's very nice of you.
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Better than the Remake!
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't appreciate this film until I saw the updated version. This film starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis as Ohio visitors to New York City. The trip is nearly disastrous from the moment that they get off the airplane. Of course, this film is one of Neil Simon's better works. The couple lose their luggage, get robbed, and don't have a clue about the way that the city works. George is here for a job interview and has high hopes of moving to the city with his wife, kids, and dogs. He has a romanticized notion of New York City that he sees in the films and television shows. Being there is different from just the movies, I think the ending speaks for itself. New York City is not for everyone but it's how they came to the realization of how tough it is to be New Yorker and even the ending is something that could have generated a sequel.


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