To his credit, Neil Simon never stops trying to expand. With several solid successes in the comedy genre behind him, he attempted something here that wasn't merely a pack of one-liners but had an underlying pathos and humanity. George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton opened on Broadway in
the show, which ran more than 1,000 performances with Mike Nichols directing. Stapleton returns to do one of the three vignettes, as does Lee Grant, who did the Road Show version playing another of the parts, and Barbara Harris in the middle segment. Simon's plays are almost always one-set jobs,
and the task of adapting them for the screen is not an enviable one, since movie fans wi...