The Out-Of-Towners

The Out-Of-Towners

Director: Arthur Hiller Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron

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Ohio businessman Jack Lemmon is offered a golden job opportunity; all he has to do is relocate himself and wife Sandy Dennis to New York City. What follows has led some critics to complain that playwright Neil Simon has written a "hate letter" to Manhattan. Within a 36 hour period, the couple (a) loses their airplane luggage; (b) are forced to travel from Boston to New York in a greasy old train; ( c ) can't get any sort of service because virtually everyone in Fun City is on strike; (d) are mugged twice, once while they're asleep; (e) are reduced to sleeping on Central Park benches in their day clothes.....and so it goes, until the shabby, disheveled Lemmon tells his prospective bosses off, and he and his wife head back to Ohio---- almost. Punctuated by Sandy Dennis' plaintive "Oh, my Gawwwwd," The Out of Towners tightens the screws and ups the ante on the classic "comedy of errors" formula. Filmed on location, the picture features a who's who of character actors (Milt Kamen, Anne Meara, Phil Bruns, Dolph Sweet, Richard Libertini, Paul Dooley, Robert Walden, Ron Carey etc. etc. etc.) When first shown on network television, the film was shorn of its closing punchline because of an eccentric censorship rule.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2009
UPC: 0032429064578
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon George Kellerman
Sandy Dennis Gwen Kellerman
Sandy Baron TV Man
Milt Kamen Counterman
Anne Meara Woman In Police Station
Robert Nichols Man in Airplane
Ann Prentiss Airline Stewardess
Ron Carey Cab Driver
Philip Bruns Officer Meyers
Graham Jarvis Murray, the mugger
Ray Ballard Attendant
Johnny Brown Waiter on Train
Maxwell Glanville Redcap
Paul Jabara lst Hippie
Jon Korkes Looter
Carlos Montalban Vargas
Robert King Agent in Boston
Dolph Sweet Police Sergeant
Robert Walden Second Burglar
Richard Libertini Railway Porter, Boston
Paul Dooley Day Porter
Billy Dee Williams Man in Lost Property Office
Anthony Holland Desk clerk, night

Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director
Charles Bailey Art Director
Forrest T. Butler Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred A. Chulack Editor
Armand Delmar Makeup
Grace Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Clay Lambert Makeup
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Nathan Producer
Arthur Jeph Parker Set Decoration/Design
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
Neil Simon Screenwriter
Walter Tyler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Leaving Home [5:04]
2. Bad Weather [9:49]
3. Lost Luggage [9:10]
4. Dining Car [7:46]
5. Transit Strike [6:38]
6. Murray Mugs the Kellermans [:04]
7. Police Station [7:03]
8. A Ride to Central Park [5:16]
9. Broken Tooth [9:39]
10. Gwen Loses Her Ring [7:18]
11. George Goes Deaf [7:43]
12. The Church Is Closed [3:52]
13. Another Out-of-Towner [3:35]
14. A Good Decision [6:11]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the FUNNIEST, most well written comedy I have ever seen. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis give the performances of their lives! If you've never seen it, you are really missing something. I guarantee you'll laugh from beginning to end. :)
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violinnm More than 1 year ago
I bought this movie so that two friends and I could have a movie night. We watched the Zero Mostel/Gene Wilder version of The Producers and The Out-of-Towners. One of my friends had never seen either. It was a glorious evening! The cast was amazing, so many wonderful actors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
you made the new out of towners a dvd and it is only get a 2 star soo make the 1970 movie a dvd
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a laugh-a-minute movie. My entire family loved it! I would recommend it to everyone.