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The Fortune Cookie(1966)

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  • The Fortune Cookie (1966)

    • Mr. Blandings
    • 8/28/12

    Good premise and build up, but the movie falls flat toward the end. Worth watching once, however, if only for Matthau's engaging performance.

  • The Fortune Cookie

    • Dashiell Barnes
    • 8/22/12

    A delightfully hilarious film. This film marked the first pairing of Lemmon & Matthau, who won an Academy Award for his supporting performance. Present are screenwriter's Wilder & Diamond's cynicism, but emerging from this film is Wilder's more romantic exploration of relationships. A great, must-see comedy. I give it a 4.5/5.

  • Great Good Fortune

    • My Boy Bart
    • 8/17/12

    My boy's favorite of all time

  • Fun and Funny!

    • AnnieD
    • 7/25/10

    I saw this for the first time several years ago and it's become one of my favorite comedies from the '60s. It has a great ensemble cast, local Cleveland Browns flavor, and Walter Matthau demonstrates his comedic genius--the scene where he puts the opposing lawyers "on hold" while he "checks his schedule" makes me laugh to the point of tears every time!It's a great weekend-afternoon movie to enjoy with some popcorn and another movie fan who appreciates some well-done stuff from the Master, Billy Wilder.

  • Insurance Fraud for Dummies.

    • Frank Harris Horn
    • 7/16/10

    Billy Wilder's biting comedy caper marks the first pairing of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Lemmon is a TV sports cameraman, who gets knocked out during a Cleveland Browns home football game, and his shyster lawyer-brother-in-law (Matthau; Best Supporting Actor Oscar) conjures up a phony lawsuit to collect a $1 million insurance policy, but a pair of private detectives are hired by a rival law firm to get evidence that the whole thing is a fraud. This is the first of ten films Lemmon and Matthau appeared together in. With Ron Rich, Judi West, Cliff Osmond, Noam Pitlik, Lurene Tuttle, Marge Redmond, Les Tremayne, Ben Wright, Sig Rumann, Harry Holcombe, Ned Glass, Harry Davis & Archie Moore.

  • Bill Wilder takes on insurance companies.

    • Kevin4Butler
    • 7/6/10

    In this spoof of insurance companies and on morals..Network Tv cameraman"Harry Hinkle"(Jack Lemmon)is injured by a football player.And he is tricked into an accident policy scam by his crooked lawyer brother in law"Willie"(Walter Matthau).The plot is brilliant,the casting perfect and the music score lush.BTW:Walt Matthau won an oscar for his performance in this movie.

  • The Fortune Cookie (1966)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 11/29/08

    Classic film, with an outstanding cast - everyone is fantastic and the supporting cast is unusually strong. Excellent writing, great story and screenplay. Excellent score.

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