Cinema: Curtain Calls


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...

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