The Lonely Guy

Synopsis: When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Arthur Hiller
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Nice to meet you.

We got a little apartment

here on the West Side.

One big room and

a 40-foot mattress.

Anytime you're in the neighborhood,

just drop in, okay?

And don't be so broken up about Danielle.

She already dumped Raoul.

- She has?

- Yeah. She's living with a rock group now.

Oh. Well, okay.

You take it easy, huh?

See you around.


Come on, baby.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Warren Evans.

Larry Hubbard.

Hi, Larry.


First-time lonely guy?

What's a lonely guy?

My girl Melanie

just left me.

What'd she

leave you for?

She came home last night,

found some guy robbing her apartment.

They just hit it off.

Gee, that sounds tough.

It was tough.

It's probably for the best. She's

really started to let herself go.

Drank a lot,

never bathed, fat.

Hey, don't worry. You'll meet another girl.

Not like Melanie.

No, better than Melanie.

You're not gonna stay lonely forever, are ya?

I'm not.


Where're you headed?

Um... I guess I have to look

for an apartment, huh?

Take it from an experienced

lonely guy.

Be very careful

looking for an apartment.

'Cause from now on,

that apartment's gonna be your best friend.

A lot of lonely guys, just to get off the

street, tend to grab the first thing...

that looks better

than a Borneo death cell.


My pleasure.

Warren gave me

a lot of tips, like:

It's very important to find an

apartment with a feeling of space.

Right here.

The view is very important


In a moderate price range,

you can't expect anything too beautiful,

but a lonely guy should

watch out for the depressing.

A river view is great...

as long as you're

above the river.

And you mustn't be fooled by

classy-looking neighborhoods.

Sometimes your

classiest-looking neighborhoods

have the highest crime rates.

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Stan Daniels

Stanley Edwin "Stan" Daniels (July 31, 1934 – April 6, 2007) was a Canadian-American screenwriter, producer and director, who won eight Emmy Awards for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi. more…

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