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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

This film and the play upon which it is based are considered somewhat similar to Frank Craven's play "The First Year," which was filmed three times (See: The First Year (1926); The First Year (1932) and The First Year (1946)). See more »

Goofs

The chest in the living room has a glass plate on it sometimes, and sometimes not. It changes even within scenes. See more »

Quotes

Corie Bratter: Hey!
[rattling a box]
Corie Bratter: what's in here, that sounds expensive?
Ethel: Now I think it's a broken clock.
Corie Bratter: [opening another box] Does this pot come with instructions?
Ethel: If I'd known about this apartment it would have come with hot coffee.
Corie Bratter: Mother. Oh, I love everything. But you've got to stop sending me presents. You should start spending your money on yourself.
Ethel: Oh... myself. What does a woman like me need living alone way out in New Jersey?
Corie Bratter: You could travel...
Ethel: Oh, travel. Alone. I read a story in the times. A ...
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Referenced in Kate & Leopold (2001) 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 kentraginSee 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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