Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »
Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by the name of Trabucco, who is on his way to rub out gangster Rudy "Disco" Gambola, set to testify against the mob. As Trabucco heads off ... See full summary »
Heart-pounding suspense comes in small packages, too
...one of the finest student shorts ever produced. Jack Lemmon plays a radio talk show host (obviously patterned after legendary Los Angeles radio talker Bill Ballance) who airs a suburbanite's confession of an extramarital fling. Problem is, hubby's listening and calls the show to threaten his unfaithful wife, a call that the Lemmon character considers a prank from a competing disc jockey. Will the host accept the reality of the situation in time to prevent the death of a caller? A brilliant little pulp story that's every bit a nail-biter as Lemmon's feature hit of four years later, THE CHINA SYNDROME. And please don't be put off by the idea that this was the officially-cited basis for the '78 McLean Stevenson NBC sitcom "Hello Larry" -- there's absolutely no point of similarity between that series and this film. Any Lemmon fan worth their own salt must see this one...
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