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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Did You Know?
The film was made and released about three years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon
was first performed in 1968. The original Broadway production of the play opened at the Plymouth Theater on 14th February 1968 and ran for 1097 performances until 3rd October 1970. The play was nominated for three 1968 Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Actress - Maureen Stapleton
. The Broadway stage production was directed by Mike Nichols
who won the Tony for Best Director. Stapleton and Jose Ocasio
reprise their roles in this movie version. See more
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 there is no ledge at the seventh floor. See more
Roy, just talk nicely and she'll come out.
We've had "nice talking," now we're gonna have "door breaking."
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