The Sunshine Boys 1975
The Sunshine Boys ★★★ 1975 (PG)
Two veteran vaudeville partners, who have shared a love-hate relationship for decades, reunite for a TV special. Adapted by Neil Simon from his play. Matthau was a replacement for Jack Benny, who died before the start of filming. Burns, for his first starring role since “Honolulu” in 1939, won an Oscar. 111m/C VHS, DVD . George Burns, Walter Matthau, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Arthur, Howard Hesseman; D: Herbert Ross; W: Neil Simon. Oscars ‘75: Support. Actor (Burns); Golden Globes ‘76: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Matthau), Film—Mus./Comedy, Support. Actor (Benjamin); Writers Guild ‘75: Adapt. Screenplay.