PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
Cast member Austin Pendleton has said that Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Billy Wilder did not get along during filming, and said they would never work with each other again. However, seven years later, they worked together again on Buddy Buddy (1981).
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer:
Tell me, Mr. Williams, were you unhappy as a child?
Earl Williams: Not really. I had a perfectly normal childhood.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: I see. You wanted to kill your father and sleep with you mother.
Earl Williams: If he's gonna talk dirty ...
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: When you were in grammar school, did you practice ...
Earl Williams: No...
When Hildy enters the press room to say goodbye to his fellow reporters, he greets them with a Edward G. Robinson imitation, saying "This is a raid, see." Edward G. Robinson would not become a famous enough to imitate as a "gangster" until Little Caesar came out two years later.
$17,300,000 (USA) (15 December 2015)
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