The story of Mel and Edna (Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft), a middle-class, middle-aged, middle-happy couple living in a Manhattan high rise apartment building. Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job . . . to say nothing of the more minor tribulations of nosy neighbors, helpful relatives, and exact bus fares. The couple suffers indignity after indignity (some self-inflicted), and when they seem on the verge of surrender, they thumb their noses defiantly and dig the trenches for battle.
...and you think you've got problems.
Did You Know?
Jack Lemon's character shares the same first name with Anne Bancroft's husband at that time, actor/director Mel Brooks See more
The apartment building's supposed address, 385 East 88th Street, is actually nearer to First Avenue than to Second. See more
I haven't had a real piece of bread in thirty years. If I'd known I would have saved some rolls when I was a kid.
Referenced in Harry O: Street Games