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Plaza Suite (1971)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 May 1971 (USA)
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Three separate stories concerning relationship issues are presented, each largely taking place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In story one, suburban New Yorkers Sam and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash
Norma Hubley
Muriel Tate
Karen Nash
Jean McCormack
Dan Ferrone ...
José Ocasio ...
Room Service Waiter (as Jose Ocasio)
Thomas Carey ...
Borden Eisler
Jenny Sullivan ...
Mimsey Hubley
Augusta Dabney ...
Mrs. Eisler
Alan North ...
Mr. Eisler


Three separate stories concerning relationship issues are presented, each largely taking place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In story one, suburban New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash are spending the night in the hotel as their house is being painted, but more importantly for Karen because it is their twenty-"something" wedding anniversary, the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. While Karen wants to recreate the romance that she remembers of their wedding night, Sam is preoccupied with business matters. But it is other issues that highlight their fundamental differences that may demonstrate if they will make it to twenty-something plus one. In story two, womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger has exactly two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York, which he wants to fill with a quickie. Of the many women he calls, the first to agree to meet at his suite is his old hometown flame, married Muriel Tate. Muriel, who knows what Jesse wants, he who... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »





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12 May 1971 (USA)  »

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Apartament w Hotelu Plaza  »

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Location filming and exteriors were conducted at the real-life Plaza Hotel in New York City. Interiors of the Plaza Suite though were filmed on sound stages at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. See more »


In Act I, the length of Sam Nash's mustache varies between shots. See more »


Norma Hubley: Roy, just talk nicely and she'll come out.
Roy Hubley: We've had "nice talking," now we're gonna have "door breaking."
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Written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
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Three stories in one movie
12 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie features Walter Matthau in three separate roles but the real stars are the women he performs with: Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris and Lee Grant. In each case, we see them in the roles of wife, girlfriend and mother. Maureen Stapleton's role was sad and the other two--Harris and Grant-- are comical. I found the roles of these women were more interesting and the acting more convincing than Walter Matthau. I am a fan of Walter Matthau but in this film he gives a lacklustre performance with limited material in the first story and overblown performances in the other two. Matthau is usually a very funny guy with great lines and superb delivery but the humour just isn't there and the lines fall flat. All three stories deal with marriage and relationships at various stages of life. The common thread is that they take place in the same suite at New York City's Plaza Hotel, a Neil Simon touch.

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