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The Odd Couple ()


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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
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Felix Ungar
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Oscar Madison
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Vinnie
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Murray (as Herbert Edelman)
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Roy
Larry Haines ...
Speed
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Cecily
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Gwendolyn
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Waitress
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Matty Alou ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Sports Announcer (uncredited)
Al Barlick ...
Home Plate Umpire (uncredited)
John C. Becher ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Ted Beniades ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Chambermaid (uncredited)
Patricia D. Bohannon ...
Bowler (uncredited)
Ken Boyer ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Himself - Sports Writer (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
Roberto Clemente ...
Himself (uncredited)
Tommy Davis ...
Himself (uncredited)
Augie Donatelli ...
First Base Umpire (uncredited)
Jack Fisher ...
Himself (uncredited)
Ann Graeff ...
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
Bud Harrelson ...
Himself (uncredited)
Chester Jones ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Cleon Jones ...
Himself (uncredited)
Ed Kranepool ...
Himself (uncredited)
Vernon Law ...
Himself (uncredited)
Jack Lightcap ...
Public Address Announcer (uncredited)
Bill Mazeroski ...
Himself (uncredited)
Joe Palma ...
Butcher (uncredited)
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Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Harry Spear ...
Janitor (uncredited)
Ralph Stantley ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gene Saks

Written by

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Neil Simon ... (from the play by)
 
Neil Simon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Howard W. Koch ... producer

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Neal Hefti

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Robert B. Hauser ... director of photography

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Frank Bracht ... (edited by)

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Hal Pereira
Walter H. Tyler ... (as Walter Tyler)

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Robert R. Benton ... (as Robert Benton)
Ray Moyer

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Jack Bear ... (costumes designed by)

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Nellie Manley ... hair style supervisor
Jack Petty ... makeup artist
Harry Ray ... makeup artist
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

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William Davidson ... unit production manager (as William C. Davidson)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hank Moonjean ... assistant director

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John R. Carter ... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist

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Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects

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Frank J. Calabria ... additional photographer (uncredited)

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John A. Anderson ... wardrobe: men (as John Anderson)

Music Department

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Lowell Martin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hal Mooney ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Luanna S. Poole ... script continuity
Gloria Gottschalk ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Felix's (Jack Lemmon) wife has left him and he is contemplating suicide. His friends sense his depression and one of them, Oscar (Walter Matthau), volunteers to take him in until he is fine again. The two of them are like chalk and cheese - Oscar is fun-loving, gregarious and slovenly, Felix is a shy, stay-at-home, obsessive-compulsive neat-freak. Being around Oscar brightens Felix up, but he quickly starts to irritate Oscar. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • Drôle de couple (France)
  • Ein seltsames Paar (Germany)
  • La extraña pareja (Spain)
  • La strana coppia (Italy)
  • Un drôle de couple (Canada, French title)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $1,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The two great friends, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, are paired in a movie for the second of ten times. See more »
Goofs The copyright date is shown as MCMXLVII (1947) instead of MCMLXVII (1967) as the copyright year for the film during the opening credits. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
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Crazy Credits When the credits for Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon are displayed, they are first in the wrong order (since Oscar also keeps mixing them up) and after a couple of seconds they shift to their correct positions. See more »
Quotes Oscar Madison: I can't take it anymore, Felix, I'm cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you're not here, the things I know you're gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. Told you 158 times I can't stand little notes on my pillow. "We're all out of cornflakes. F.U." Took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Ungar!
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