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

When life was just

empty rooms

For company

I talked to the moon

I danced along

to my own song

That no one could hear

When nights were silent

and dark

I'd lie in shadows

stare at the stars

The quiet voice

that lifted my heart

Was always so clear

It told me

The chance for love

comes without warning

So don't stop

looking for it

Yeah, love comes

without warning

So be ready for love

Yours are the eyes

I have spent my life

looking for

If they're not

telling lies

You were looking for me

I want to tell everyone

Who's waiting in the dark

for the sun

Before your chance

in life is gone

You'll be in the light


The chance for love

comes without warning

So don't stop

looking for it

Yeah, love comes

without warning

So be ready for love

This film is dedicated

to lonely guys everywhere.

Lonely guys have been with us

since the beginning of time.

There's one there.

Poor guy.

Another New Years Eve

alone in the cave.

Even a thousand years

from now,

the lonely guy

will still be there.

Look at this guy.

That couple

will go down in history.

All he gets to do

is eat roast beef from a tube.

So all you lonely guys out

there, this film is for you.

It's for guys like that guy,

Chin Loo Fung in Canton, China.

He's got 14 married

brothers and sisters,

yet still eats alone in a Chinese

restaurant four nights a week.

It's for Mbowie Zoomba,

another lonely guy.

While he's happy that cable TV

has been installed in his area,

he'd really like to meet a nice

girl with attractive lip lace.

And it's for Larry Hubbard...

Hey, that's me, fifth one down.

I'll take over the narration.

Hi, I'm Larry Hubbard. This is the

story of how I became a lonely guy.

I came to Manhattan

to be a writer.

While I was working on my novel,

I took a job at a greeting card firm.

It was working out

pretty well.

What are you working on,


An idea I had for

a new kind of sympathy card.

"I know how much your loss

must grieve you,

"but here's a thought

I'd like to leave you:

"Although you're sad

remember that...

now God is petting

your pussycat."

Beautiful! Hubbard!


You're moving up. Thank you, sir.

Get your things and take the front desk.

Yes, sir!

Finley, Harrison, Annenberg, Leach.

Yes, sir?

Stop whatever you're doing.

I want pet cards.

Birthday, anniversary.

And not just cats and dogs.

I want hamsters,

fish, parakeets.

I was always lucking

into things like that.

New York had been

pretty good to me.

The best part was, I'd met this

gorgeous ballet dancer named Danielle.

She was nuts about me and asked

me to move right in with her.

Every day at 5:

she'd have bathed, perfumed,

put on a sexy nightie...

and be waiting alone

in a big bed just for me.

Hi, Danielle.

Tarzan is here.

Oh, one second while I

look through my mail here.

Oh, geez.

Hey, a rejection from

a completely new publisher.

They're finally getting

to know me in this town.

Hi, honey.

You miss me?

So, what'd you do today?

Anything interesting? Ohhh.

You gotta get out

of the house.

You can't mope around all day

waiting for me to come home.


This your cigar

in here, honey?

All ready for me

I can see, huh?

Mmm. You smell good.

I don't believe you!

You come home, you find me

in bed with another man,

you act as if

nothing's going on.

Larry, this is

my lover, Raoul.

We're lovers.


Hi, Raoul. Larry Hubbard.

Nice to meet you. Yeah, hi.

Have you known

Danielle long?

Yes, we're dancers

in the same company.


I thought they were all... Yes.

Well, Raoul's not!

Raoul's all man.


And he's moving in tonight.

After The Nutcracker.

He's bringing his things

over in the morning.

Bringing his things over?

There's hardly enough room for our things!

Your things are going!

I've already packed them!

They're in the hall beside the garbage,

and you can take 'em out all together.

I know I'm behaving strange.

Probably real strange.

I've never been in a situation

like this before.

I don't know how to handle it.

So I was waiting, calmly,

patiently, reasonably,

'til I do figure out how to

handle this kind of situation.

Hold it.

I think I've got it.

Yes, yes.

What the hell's going on here?

What's he doing in this bed?

You disgust me,

both of you!

I'm getting out of here,

and I never want to see you in my life again!

I think I handled that

rather well.

Oh, Larry,

don't forget the garbage.

I had no place to stay,

nowhere to go.

There was no one to talk to.

I must've looked pitiful.

That's the good thing about

living in a city like New York.

At least nobody I knew

was gonna see me like this.

Larry? Larry Hubbard?

Is that you?

Hey, Larry, how are you?

Jack. Jack Bedwood.

Oh, hi. You're looking good.

How's it going?

How does it look?

Pretty good, huh?

How's it going with you?

Oh, just taking a walk. I like to get

out of the house every once in a while.

I heard about you

and Danielle breaking up.

It just happened

15 minutes ago.

I just spoke to her. We were

very close. We had an affair.

- When was that?

- About four weeks ago.

Every morning

after you'd go to work.

But you knew about that,

didn't you?

Sure! We had an understanding.

We were very today people.

Yeah. Hey, say hello to my wife Verna.


Hi. And this is my

girlfriend Freida.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

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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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