The Odd Couple. 1968. USA. Directed by Gene Saks. Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play. With Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carole Shelley. DCP. 105 min.
In the now iconic story of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, two bachelors with very different lifestyles try sharing a New York City apartment—navigating friendship, new romances, work, and marathon poker games—with legendarily comical results. The fussy, neatnick Felix gets upset with Oscar for not folding his clothes or using the ashtray to discard his cigars. Oscar just wants to get back to his cluttered, stress-free, pre-Felix life, but he supports his buddy, who is as flummoxed by his recent divorce as he is by a dust bunny under the couch.