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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Paul Bratter
... Corie Bratter
... Victor Velasco
... Ethel Banks
... Harry Pepper (as Herbert Edelman)
... Harriet
... Restaurant Proprietor
James Stone ... Delivery Man (as James F. Stone)
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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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25 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Descalzos en el parque  »

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$19,994,515
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Redford, who was already familiar with the script and how the characters should be portrayed, worked well with Fonda. If she needed redirection he would take Saks aside, make the point in private, and then Saks would coach her. See more »

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After arresting the building, Paul chases Corie back into the apartment, and is right behind her. But when Corie enters, Paul is not immediately behind her. See more »

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Victor Velasco: Shama shama elma commama!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.25 (2016) See more »

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Barefoot in the Park
Written by Neal Hefti and Johnny Mercer
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One of the best romantic comedies of our time.
10 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are at their best in this fast-paced, movie version of Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. They show you what happens when the honeymoon's over and "real life" begins. The interaction between Redford and Fonda is superb and flows smoothly, the acting is brilliant and shines brightly throughout the movie. It's like witnessing perfection. Even the supporting cast is marvelous with their humorous dialog and perfect timing. What I like best is the characters will have you laughing without even half trying. Everything is put together so splendidly. This is one of those movies where everything comes together: the actors, the writing, the scenery, the situation, and of course the performances.

In my opinion BAREFOOT IN THE PARK is a rare gem that should be seen by all.


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