House Calls. If the situation calls for pure entertainment and you’re at a loss, go for Howard Zieff’s 1978 romcom about a widowed doctor who decides to play the field but ends up falling for a prickly middle-aged lady with a kid and no money. Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson strike sparks galore, and Art Carney and Richard Benjamin provide sterling support. The witty script is credited to a gaggle of pros, among them Julius J. Epstein, the co-author of Casablanca, and Max Shulman, the creator of Dobie Gillis. Whoever did what, the results are fluffy and fine (TT).