Cinema: Curtain Calls

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Directed by HERBERT ROSS Screenplay by NEIL SIMON

The Sunshine Boys, maybe vaudeville's most famous comedy team, have been officially split up for eleven years. Willy Clark (Walter Matthau) ascribes the mutual animosity to "artistic differences." Self-preservation might be closer to the mark.

Clark claims his ex-partner Al Lewis (George Burns) is tops as a comic: "As an actor no one could touch him. As a human being, no one would want to." On his part, Lewis claims that Clark "always took the jokes too seriously." From the observable evidence, there is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!