Cinema: Odd Couple

HOUSE CALLS Directed by Howard Zieff Screenplay by Max Shulman and Julius J. Epstein, Alan Mandel and Charles Shyer

Dr. Charley Nichols (Walter Matthau) is a gruff but adorable middle-aged widower who wants to score with every young woman he can find. Ann Atkinson (Glenda Jackson) is a wisecracking but adorable divorcee who wants to find a monogamous man and live happily ever after. House Calls is the story of this odd couple's on-again, off-again, on-again romance, and it wants very much to be a Neil Simon comedy. It doesn't succeed, but there are...

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