Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex. She's Doris, more wildcat than pussycat, and when Felix's peeping-tom-tattle-tale routine gets her bounced from her apartment, she knocks at his door at 3 AM, aggressive and ticked off. They yell, lose another apartment, and pick up where they left off in a friend's flat and beyond. Dancing by the light of the moon seems unlikely for this owl and pussycat.
When she starts mixing business and pleasure she goes out of business
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Did You Know?
The inter-racial relationship in the Bill Manhoff
source stage play was reflected in the original Broadway production where the couple were portrayed by Alan Alda
and African-American actress Diana Sands
. If Sidney Poitier
had been cast in the lead male role opposite Barbra Streisand
, as was considered, then the picture would have preserved the inter-racial relationship of the play, but with the racial types gender reversed. See more
At the very beginning, Doris huddles in a doorway to get out of the rain. As a bus pulls up to the kerb, she starts to walk towards it, but in the next tighter shot Doris still in the doorway. The next shot, back on the street, Doris is already on her way towards the bus. See more
[to Felix through the door
Swear! Swear that you are just a little fruit all alone in the hall.
The original version of the film is said to have included some nude scenes with Barbara Streisand and the line "Do us a favor and just fuck off". Apparently she changed her mind about the nude scenes and they were cut and destroyed. The line with the f-word however stayed intact. Alas for the DVD release Columbia chose to remove that line of dialogue. See more
References Man Made Monster
The Morning After
Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears See more