The Fortune Cookie (1966)

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A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.

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  • Jack Lemmon and Judi West in The Fortune Cookie (1966)
  • "Fortune Cookie" Director Billy Wilder 1966 UA / MPTV
  • "Fortune Cookie" Billy Wilder and visitor to the set, Marlene Dietrich 1966 UA / MPTV
  • "Fortune Cookie" Director Billy Wilder 1966 UA / MPTV
  • Jack Lemmon in The Fortune Cookie (1966)
  • Walter Matthau in The Fortune Cookie (1966)

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12 April 2005 | sol-
My brief review of the film
There are some lagging gaps in the film, but overall this is a delightfully written comedy, with clever ideas, good jokes and colourful supporting characters. Walter Matthau won an Oscar for his flamboyant role in the film, and he has a number of good moments, although Jack Lemmon also shines, bringing in his usual charm to every scene. The film is divided into a number of different chapters, and set to some wonderful music, giving it a vibrant feel. And, above all its other virtues, the film manages to say some things about greed and the consequences of lying. It is not a large flashy production, and it may not be a perfect film, but I found it quite charming and it comes recommended, especially to fans of Wilder's comedies.

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