Jack Lemmon Film Collection
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The Jack Lemmon Film Collection

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Director: David Swift, Jack Lemmon, Mark Robson, Richard Quine

Cast: David Swift, Jack Lemmon, Mark Robson, Richard Quine

     
 
Disgusted by the smarminess of his 1963 vehicle Under the Yum Yum Tree, Jack Lemmon vowed that his next effort would be a wholesome family picture. Good Neighbor Sam is suitable for all ages, to be sure, but that doesn't stop producer-writer-director David Swift from injecting plenty of double-entendre dialogue and harmlessly risque situations. Lemmon

Overview

Disgusted by the smarminess of his 1963 vehicle Under the Yum Yum Tree, Jack Lemmon vowed that his next effort would be a wholesome family picture. Good Neighbor Sam is suitable for all ages, to be sure, but that doesn't stop producer-writer-director David Swift from injecting plenty of double-entendre dialogue and harmlessly risque situations. Lemmon plays ad executive Sam Bissell, happily married to all-American blonde Minerva (Dorothy Provine). Anxious to land the Nurdlinger's milk account, Sam is carefully scrutinized by the prudish Simon Nurdlinger (Edward G. Robinson), a staunch advocate of old-fashioned family values. Meanwhile, Minerva welcomes her old school friend, sexy Janet Langerlof (Romy Schneider) into her home. Janet is in line to inherit a fortune, but only if she's married. Unfortunately, Janet is currently separated from her insanely jealous spouse Howard Ebbets (Michael Connors), so big-hearted Minerva volunteers Sam to pose as Janet's husband. The ensuing comic complications come to a head when Nurdlinger elects Sam and Janet as the nation's ideal "married" couple, and posts their pictures on billboards all over town! Some of the smaller pleasures in this film are provided by Louis Nye as a high-tech private eye, Joyce Jameson as a squeaky-voiced call girl, Robert Q. Lewis as Sam's lascivious neighbor, and an uncredited Gil Lamb as a genial wino. An amusing running gag involved the Hertz "man in the driver's seat" commercials of the 1960s has sometimes been cut from TV prints of Good Neighbor Sam.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
UPC:
0043396254671
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:15:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Documentary hosted by Chris Lemmon - Jack Lemmon: the Man Behind the Magic; Vintage photo gallery; "Marriageable Male" episode of Ford all-star theater; Original theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon Actor,Hogan,Private Hogan,Sam Bissel,Robert Tracy,William Gridley
Judy Holliday Nina Tracy
Kim Novak Carlyle Hardwicke,Janis
Carol Lynley Robin
Kathryn Grant Lieutenant Betty Bixby
Romy Schneider Janet Lagerlof
Dean Jones David
Edward G. Robinson Simon Nurdlinger
Ernie Kovacs Capt. Paul Lock
Fred Astaire Franklyn Ambruster
Jack Carson Charlie Nelson
Dorothy Provine Minerva Bissel
Edie Adams Irene
Lionel Jeffries Inspector Oliphant
Mickey Rooney Yanccy Skibo
Arthur O'Connell Col. Rousch
Edward Andrews Burke
Estelle Winwood Mrs. Dunhill
Imogene Coca Dorkus
Luella Gear Mrs. Chapman
Michael Connors Howard Ebbets

Technical Credits
David Swift Director
Mark Robson Director
Richard Quine Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jack Lemmon Film Collection
1. Chapter 1 [5:52]
2. Chapter 2 [9:54]
3. Chapter 3 [7:13]
4. Chapter 4 [7:22]
5. Chapter 5 [6:56]
6. Chapter 6 [10:36]
7. Chapter 7 [5:30]
8. Chapter 8 [5:59]
9. Chapter 9 [8:04]
10. Chapter 10 [8:59]
11. Chapter 11 [4:46]
12. Chapter 12 [7:03]
Disc #2 -- Jack Lemmon Film Collection
1. Chapter 1 [6:53]
2. Chapter 2 [8:30]
3. Chapter 3 [5:53]
4. Chapter 4 [8:03]
5. Chapter 5 [8:21]
6. Chapter 6 [7:55]
7. Chapter 7 [8:30]
8. Chapter 8 [12:09]
9. Chapter 9 [10:28]
10. Chapter 10 [7:01]
11. Chapter 11 [8:09]
12. Chapter 12 [12:01]
Disc #3 -- Jack Lemmon Film Collection
1. Chapter 1 [5:14]
2. Chapter 2 [18:30]
3. Chapter 3 [4:31]
4. Chapter 4 [5:39]
5. Chapter 5 [12:40]
6. Chapter 6 [12:33]
7. Chapter 7 [4:30]
8. Chapter 8 [12:14]
9. Chapter 9 [6:24]
10. Chapter 10 [16:23]
11. Chapter 11 [7:23]
12. Chapter 12 [16:32]
Disc #4 -- Jack Lemmon Film Collection
1. Chapter 1 [9:14]
2. Chapter 2 [10:09]
3. Chapter 3 [8:20]
4. Chapter 4 [10:18]
5. Chapter 5 [8:46]
6. Chapter 6 [7:32]
7. Chapter 7 [10:25]
8. Chapter 8 [6:19]
9. Chapter 9 [8:11]
10. Chapter 10 [16:11]
11. Chapter 11 [6:30]
12. Chapter 12 [7:57]
Disc #5 -- Jack Lemmon Film Collection
1. Chapter 1 [11:25]
2. Chapter 2 [11:08]
3. Chapter 3 [10:46]
4. Chapter 4 [11:53]
5. Chapter 5 [11:11]
6. Chapter 6 [8:09]
7. Chapter 7 [11:58]
8. Chapter 8 [11:56]
9. Chapter 9 [11:31]
10. Chapter 10 [13:09]
11. Chapter 11 [11:31]
12. Chapter 12 [5:21]

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The Jack Lemmon Film Collection 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic compilation of some Jack Lemmon's funniest films. Most notably it contains Phffft! A real jewel that is nearly impossible to find elsewhere, also starring Judy Holiday. I highy recommend this collection to all Jack Lemmon fans!
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