The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Garry Sherman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by John Carter.   Without a doubt one of the funniest movies ever made. Charles Grodin is magnificent as…

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Only When I Laugh (1981)

GLENN JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 1981.  Rastar Films.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play The Gingerbread Lady.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Roger M. Rothstein, Neil Simon.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John Wright.  Academy Awards 1981.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.  Toronto International Film Festival 1981….

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The Sunshine Boys (1975)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1975.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Irwin Fisch.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Neil Simon’s hilarious Broadway play is adapted to the big screen with its sparkle intact….

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The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

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The Odd Couple (1968)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert B. Hauser.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Jack Bear.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Neil Simon’s most popular play is turned into a film that…

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Barefoot In The Park (1967)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  Wallis-Hazen, Nancy Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   Neil Simon’s hit play transfers to the screen with charming…

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The Marrying Man (1991)

JERRY REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1991.  Hollywood Pictures, Permut Presentations, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by David Permut.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by William F. Matthews.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow, Michael R. Miller, Michael Tronick.  A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to…

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The Cheap Detective (1978)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, EMI Films, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Patrick Williams.   Production Design by Robert Luthardt.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin, Michael A. Stevenson.   Neil Simon wrote two hilarious spoofs of traditional murder…

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Chapter Two (1979)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Rastar Films.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Vicki Sanchez.  Film Editing by Michael A. Stevenson.   Wonderful film based on a Neil Simon play is one of his warmest and…

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Murder By Death (1976)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   This film and The Cheap Detective make for a terrific pair of mystery spoofs, both filled with…

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California Suite (1978)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Rastar Films.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Claude Bolling.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Michael A. Stevenson.   A collection of Neil Simon characters are gathered into one hotel for a multihued look at life…

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