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The Fortune Cookie(1966)

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Brief Synopsis

A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.

Cast & Crew

Billy Wilder Director
Jack Lemmon Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau Willie Gingrich
Ron Rich Luther "Boom Boom" Jackson
Cliff Osmond Mr. Purkey
Judi West Sandy
Lurene Tuttle Mother Hinkle
Les Tremayne Thompson
Marge Redmond Charlotte Gingrich
Harry Davis Dr. Krugman
Ann Shoemaker Sister Veronica
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 19 Oct 1966
Release Date:  1966 Production Date:  [Panavision]
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Phalanx Productions, Jalem Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  125 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Favorite Lemmon/Matthau flick

    Moose 2018-08-09

    Hilarious throughout. It's easy to see why Matthau's performance won him a much deserved Oscar. Although we have become inured to slimy lawyers... MORE>

  • the vote is in..

    a.morris 2018-05-01

    not only did walter Matthau win the academy award for this..but he also was voted by me..people magazine sexiest man of 1966. now the 60s can riot..with... MORE>

  • The Fortune Cookie (1966) on DVD

    Jeffrey Kenison 2014-12-07

    I, for one, would like to have this comedy classic on DVD. It was directed by Billy Wilder and it stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in their first... MORE>