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The Out of Towners
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Writer:
Neil Simon (written by)
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Release Date:
28 May 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.
Plot:
George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Better than the Remake! See more (76 total) »

Cast

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Jack Lemmon ... George Kellerman

Sandy Dennis ... Gwen Kellerman
Sandy Baron ... TV Man

Anne Meara ... Woman in Police Station
Robert Nichols ... Man in Airplane
Ann Prentiss ... Airline Stewardess

Ron Carey ... Cab Driver - Boston
Philip Bruns ... Officer Meyers (as Phil Bruns)
Graham Jarvis ... Murray
Carlos Montalbán ... Cuban Diplomat (as Carlos Montalban)
Robert King ... Agent in Boston

Johnny Brown ... Waiter - Train
Dolph Sweet ... Police Sergeant
Thalmus Rasulala ... Police Officer (as Jack Crowder)
Jon Korkes ... Looter

Robert Walden ... Looter

Richard Libertini ... Baggage Man - Boston

Paul Dooley ... Hotel Clerk - Day
Anthony Holland ... Desk Clerk - Night

Billy Dee Williams ... Lost & Found - Boston
Bob Bennett ... Man in Phone Booth - Boston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Regis Toomey ... Pilot on Airliner to New York (unconfirmed)
Ray Ballard ... Attendant (uncredited)
J. French ... Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
Maxwell Glanville ... Redcap (uncredited)
Hash Howard ... Second Hippie (uncredited)
Paul Jabara ... First Hippie (uncredited)
Milt Kamen ... Counterman (uncredited)
Norma Jean Kron ... Flight Attendant #1 (uncredited)
Alfred Mazza ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Thomas McGowan ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mary Norman ... Airline Stewardess #2 (uncredited)
B. Paipert ... Sweeper (uncredited)
Ronald Porter ... Man in Airport (uncredited)
Philip Suriano ... Liquor Store Looter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man in Diner Car (uncredited)
Meredith Vincent ... Washroom Lady (uncredited)
A.P. Westcott ... Porter (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (written by)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack  (as Fred Chulack)
 
Art Direction by
Charles Bailey 
Walter H. Tyler (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as William Farley)
Clay Lambert .... makeup artist
Sharleen Rassi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William W. Gray .... production manager
Dale Hutchinson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... first assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
 
Sound Department
Dennis Maitland .... sound recordist
Elden Ruberg .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norbert Haring .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alan DeWitt .... dialogue coach
Don Record .... titles designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Out-of-Towners" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Near the end, as they finally arrive in their hotel room, you can see the Helmsley Bldg. which is the entrance to Grand Central Station out the window to the south. Nice touch.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: During the opening credits, scenes of NYC are interspersed with scenes that are supposed to be in suburban Ohio. The shots were of easily identified landmarks (clock tower, Gerry duckpond, etc) in Roslyn, NY.See more »
Quotes:
Gwen Kellerman:George, what are we doing wrong? We can't ride, we can't walk, we can't eat, we can't pray.
George Kellerman:Well, we can think. As long as we got our brains, we can think.
Gwen Kellerman:Oh, they'll get that too, George. You'll see.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Better than the Remake!, 6 May 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

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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