Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce up their failing marriage. In the second, brash film producer Jesse Kiplinger tries to get his former one-time flame Muriel to see him for what he stands for. In the third, Roy Hubley and his wife Norma try and try to get their uncertain-of-herself daughter out of the bathroom before her approaching wedding. Written by
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Each act is set in Suite 719. In Act 3, Ed Hubley goes out on the ledge outside the suite's window. However in the final shot of The Plaza it is clear that the ledge is outside the fourth floor (not the seventh floor). See more
[coaxing his wife while she's on the phone
Shtall em, shtall em. Just keep shtalling em. Whatever you do shtall em!
[on the phone to the wedding reception
Yes Mrs. Eisler we'll be down in two minutes.
Are you crazy?! I told you to shtall em!
Norma Hubley [innocently]
I did stall them - you've got two minutes.