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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

G | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1967 (USA)
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director:

Gene Saks

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Redford ... Paul Bratter
Jane Fonda ... Corie Bratter
Charles Boyer ... Victor Velasco
Mildred Natwick ... Ethel Banks
Herb Edelman ... Harry Pepper (as Herbert Edelman)
Mabel Albertson ... Harriet
Fritz Feld ... Restaurant Proprietor
James Stone James Stone ... Delivery Man (as James F. Stone)
Ted Hartley Ted Hartley ... Frank
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New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure, such acts as walking through Washington Square Park barefoot when it's 17°F outside. Their six day honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel shows that they can get to know each other easily in the biblical sense. But they will see if they can get to know each other in their real life when they move into their first apartment, a cozy (in other words, small), slightly broken down top floor unit in a five story walk-up. While Corie joyfully bounds up and down the stairs, Paul, always winded after the fact, hates the fact of having to walk up the six flights of stairs, if one includes the stairs that comprise the outside front stoop. Beyond the issues with the apartment itself, Paul and Corie will have to deal with an odd assortment of neighbors... Written by Huggo

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Broadway's barest, rarest, unsquarest love play See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descalzos en el parque See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,994,515
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Paul comes out of the bathroom complaining about not having a bathtub (at about 24 minutes in), the shadow of boom/equipment can clearly be seen on left of screen. See more »

Quotes

Ethel: Make him feel important. If you do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage - like two out of every ten couples.
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Barefoot in the Park
Written by Neal Hefti and Johnny Mercer
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Agreeable entertainment
22 August 2001 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

You won't roll on the floor laughing but you won't be sorry you spent 90 minutes with the characters on-screen. Very light and easy to take, brought to a nice level of fun by some very talented actors. Mildred Natwick earned her Oscar nomination; I wonder why Charles Boyer didn't get one, too. Fonda & Redford are both so young its hard to remember they were ever that age.

I lived in a walk-up apartment in Manhattan (fifth floor!)and had to quit smoking so I wouldn't have to have an oxygen tank installed on each floor in order to just make it home every night. I enjoyed reading the 'trivia' section about this movie and find it very interesting that the French version had to change the running joke to the 9th floor; since they are also infamous for smoking, one wonders why elevators were not more popular.


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