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Neil Simon

Born Marvin Neil Simon in The Bronx on Independence Day 1927, he began his writing career in his early twenties working in radio and TV. Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen were all cutting their comedic teeth on this new medium and Simon knew he was among talent. In the '60s Simon brought his unique brand of humour to the New York theatre scene, having early success with his second play, 'Barefoot in the Park'. Arguably the world's most successful contemporary playwright many of his plays have been transferred to the silver screen, often adapted by himself, and he has also written original screenplays and adapted the work of others. "If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor." - Neil Simon

After the Fox (1966)

6.5/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam, Akim Tamiroff, Paolo...

This wildly funny farce gives the comic genius of Peter Sellers free reign as he assumes several wacky personalities, each one funnier than the last!... Read more

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

7/10
Director: Gene Saks
Starring: Charles Boyer, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mildred Natwick

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford star in this breezy film adaptation of the Neil Simon comedy about newly weds living in a five-story walk-up apartment.... Read more

Biloxi Blues (1988)

6.6/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern

Neil Simon continues the semi-autobiographical adventures of young Eugene Jerome in this witty comedy. Here Eugene finds bootcamp life in 1942 Alabama... Read more

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

6.9/10
Director: Gene Saks
Starring: Blythe Danner, Bob Dishy, Jonathan Silverman, Judith Ivey

New York, the 1930s...and a young man's mind is on the Yankees and sex (not necessarily in that order), as well as trying to deal with his argumentati... Read more

Broadway Bound (1992)

6.5/10
Director: Paul Bogart
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Hume Cronyn, Jonathan Silverman, Corey Parker

The final part of Neil Simon's autobiographic trilogy following 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and 'Biloxi Blues'. Jonathan Silverman plays the young man wh... Read more

California Suite (1978)

6.2/10
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bill Cosby, Jane Fonda, Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Ri...

Neil Simon adapts his broadway play to the movies...."California Suite" is the story of five couples who, for diverse reasons, have all come to the B... Read more

Lost In Yonkers (1993)

6.7/10
Director: Martha Coolidge
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth

Neil Simon's Pulitzer prize-winning comedy-drama about a struggling widower who leaves his two sons with his steely German mother and his sweet but si... Read more

Seems Like Old Times (1980)

6.7/10
Director: Jay Sandrich
Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin

Adapted from Neil Simon's play Chevy Chase is a novelist abducted by criminals and made to be the fall guy for a bank robbery. After his arrest he es... Read more

Sweet Charity (1968)

7/10
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Ricardo...

Neil Simon adapted the story from Federico Fellini's 'Nights of Cabiria'. Shirley Maclaine is a prostitute who falls in love with a naive young man wh... Read more

The Cheap Detective (1978)

6.5/10
Director: Robert Moore
Starring: Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan

Peter Falk stars in this private-eye parody of "The Maltese Falcon" in particular, ably assisted by Eileen Brennan, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Sid Ca... Read more