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...
Broadway's barest, rarest, unsquarest love play
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Did You Know?
Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more
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
Make him feel important. If you do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage - like two out of every ten couples.
Barefoot in the Park
Written by Neal Hefti
and Johnny Mercer See more