THE ODD COUPLE
1968, Paramount , 105 min, Dir: Gene Saks

After his wife gives Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) the heave-ho, he seeks refuge in the apartment of Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau, a Tony winner for the original Broadway production). But Felix is a neat freak and Oscar a slob, and sparks soon fly in this hilarious adaptation of the hit Neil Simon play


HELLO, DOLLY!
1969, 20th Century Fox, 146 min, USA, Dir: Gene Kelly

This irresistible film adaptation - from one of Jerry Herman’s finest musicals - features the fabulous Barbra Streisand in a kick-out-the-jams performance as matchmaker Dolly Levi, furiously working to make marriages while trying to snag bachelor Walter Matthau for herself. Staged with gusto by dancing legend-turned-director Gene Kelly, and featuring a wonderful supporting cast including Tommy Tune, Michael Crawford and jazz legend Louis Armstrong (whose version of the title song is itself worth the price of admission!).


THE BAD NEWS BEARS
1976, Paramount, 102 min, Dir: Michael Ritchie

Walter Matthau stars as drunken ex-minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker, coaching a team of profane, pint-sized, talentless misfits (among them Tatum O’Neal) in a highly competitive Little League division.


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