Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
A film directed by David Swift

Genre: Comedy

Film Review

Good Neighbor Sam is an American film comedy first released on 22nd July 1964, directed by David Swift. Cinematography was by Burnett Guffey and the film was scored by Frank De Vol. It is based on a novel by Jack Finney and stars Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine, Mike Connors and Edward Andrews.   It is a Columbia Pictures Corporation production, produced by Marvin Miller and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Location filming was in Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "Slam! Bam! Here comes Sam!...Caught in the Middle of a Two-Woman Jam!"   It is a color film and runs to 2 hours and 10 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Good Neighbor Sam is: good - passable entertainment.

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by David Swift include: Pollyanna (1960), The Interns (1962), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967). The actor Jack Lemmon has also appeared in: Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), There Comes a Day (1968), Save the Tiger (1973) and Buddy Buddy (1981).

Other comedy films of the 1960s from USA that are recommended viewing include: Stanley Donen's Charade (1963), Gene Kelly's Hello, Dolly! (1969), Blake Edwards's The Pink Panther (1963), Mel Brooks's The Producers (1968) and Norman Jewison's The Thrill of It All (1963).

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Film Credits

  • Director: David Swift
  • Script: James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum, David Swift, Jack Finney (novel)
  • Photo: Burnett Guffey
  • Music: Frank De Vol
  • Cast: Jack Lemmon (Sam Bissell), Romy Schneider (Janet Lagerlof), Dorothy Provine (Minerva Bissell), Mike Connors (Howard Ebbets), Edward Andrews (Mr. Burke), Louis Nye (Reinhold Shiffner), Robert Q. Lewis (Earl), Joyce Jameson (Girl), Anne Seymour (Irene), Charles Lane (Jack Bailey), Linda Watkins (Edna), Peter Hobbs (Phil Reisner), Tristram Coffin (Sonny Blatchford), Neil Hamilton (Larry Boling), Riza Royce (Miss Halverson), William Forrest (Millard Mellner), The Hi-Los (The Hi-Lo's), Edward G. Robinson (Simon Nurdlinger), Tom Anthony (Assistant Director), Jim Bannon (Policeman), Barbara Bouchet (Receptionist), Jan Brooks (Gloria), William Bryant (Hausner), Clark Burroughs (The Hi-Lo's), Peter Camlin (French Waiter)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 130 min

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