The Out of Towners vs. Planes, Trains & Automobiles



Although Planes, Trains & Automobiles was always going to clearly win this one, since it's one of my favorite movies, the original Out of Towners is still a pretty great early fore-runner of the modern action comedy genre. Which is a bit odd because it's also a Neil Simon comedy, but you can only tell that by the dialogue. There are a lot of elements here that predict the 1980s action comedy a good ten years earlier. Having said that though... it still loses to a 1980s comedy. Lol.