THE SUNSHINE BOYS (1975) C widescreen 111m dir: Herbert Ross

w/Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith, Carol Arthur, Rosetta LeNoire, F. Murray Abraham, Howard Hesseman, James Cranna, Ron Rifkin

From The Movie Guide: "One of the best films ever made from a Neil Simon play, an engaging homage to the tradition of vaudeville in which he two halves of a once-famous double act (they now hate each other) re-team for a TV special. ...

"THE SUNSHINE BOYS is a solid movie with stellar performances from all --- seldom have Simon's lines been delivered with as much bite and wit as they are here. This was Burns' first film in 35 years and he was perfect, earning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the age of 79. ... Simon's inspiration for the story came from real-life vaudevillians Smith and Dale. In their very advanced years, the comics teamed to do their 'Dr. Kronkheit' sketch on the Ed Sullivan show, reviving a classic piece of comedy for a whole new generation of viewers."

THE SUNSHINE BOYS was also nominated for Best Actor (Matthau), Adapted Screenplay (Simon), and Art Direction (Albert Brenner, Marvin March).