Cinema: The Odd Couple

Waddling around on feet that by all rights ought to be webbed, Oscar Madison is the slop-happiest hero in history. In midsummer, Christmas stockings still hang over his hearth, and his refrigerator is cleaned so seldom that he has milk standing up in there without the bottle. And yet, as played by Walter Matthau, he is the better half of The Odd Couple.

The Neil Simon comedy that lit up Broadway for more than two years shines again in this flawed but still funny screen adaptation. Heading for divorce, Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) is...

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