Fifty-six year old Jerry Kingsley, the co-owner/co-operator of Lock Lee Fashions, a New York based garment manufacturer and wholesaler, has been widowed for two years. His older spinster sister, Evelyn Kingsley, moved in with him in his apartment following Jerry's wife's passing to take care of him, she who has always assumed the role as family caregiver. One of Jerry's married daughters, twenty-five year old Lillian Englander, believes Evelyn has a neurotic fixation on Jerry, Lillian unaware that her own fixation on her father is just as strong. Evelyn tries to arrange dates for Jerry, primarily with lonely widows, something he resists in wanting to find a woman on his own despite his own loneliness. Unlike his married business partner, fifty-nine year old Walter Lockman, who is always chasing after "tootsies" and "floozies", Jerry wants someone to love. After learning her story, Jerry thinks he's found the woman in Lock Lee's twenty-four year old receptionist, Betty Preisser. Betty,...
"Two months after you marry this old man you'll be meeting me anyway!"
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Did You Know?
During the opening credits, looking out of the back of the truck as it is driving in Manhattan, New York City, it is first on West 38th St., then turns right onto 7th Avenue (aka Fashion Avenue), and then passes the Dubrow's Cafeteria at 513 7th Ave. The truck then turns right onto West 37th St. and stops. The delivery person appears to be headed to the door at 218 W. 37th St. See more
In the last scene in Jerry's apartment, the camera pulls too far back; several pieces of tape, indicating marks for the actors and furniture, are clearly visible on the carpet. See more
[Talking to Betty
I can't tell you how often recently I've found myself thinking about dying. "Dying" to you is something that happens to old relatives, but it's a very intimate business to me. I don't expect you to understand this, but in those moments when I'm suddenly impossible to live with, that's probably what's at the bottom of my bad temper.