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The Fortune Cookie (19-Oct-1966)

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: Billy Wilder; I. A. L. Diamond

Music Score: André Previn

Producer: Billy Wilder

Keywords: Comedy, Insurance Money

A television cameraman is struck by a NFL running back; his brother-in-law attorney, who is a bit of a shyster, encourages him to falsely claim injury. Good chemistry between Lemmon and Matthau in this intelligent Billy Wilder comedy. Walter Matthau received the Oscar for Best Actor, and the film received three other nominations including Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Christopher
20-Oct-1932 31-Dec-2016 Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H
Robert DoQui
20-Apr-1934 9-Feb-2008 Sgt. Reed in Robocop
Herbie Faye
2-Feb-1899 28-Jun-1980 Cpl. Fender on The Phil Silvers Show
Jack Lemmon
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Walter Matthau
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
Howard McNear
27-Jan-1905 3-Jan-1969 Floyd the Barber
Archie Moore
13-Dec-1913 9-Dec-1998 The Old Mongoose
Judy Pace
15-Jun-1942   Peyton Place
Marge Redmond
14-Dec-1930   Sister Jacqueline on The Flying Nun
Sig Ruman
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17
Les Tremayne
Radio Personality
16-Apr-1913 19-Dec-2003 Veteran of 30,000 radio broadcasts
Lurene Tuttle
20-Aug-1907 28-May-1986 First Lady of Radio


Jack Lemmon   ...   Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau   ...   Willie Gingrich
Ron Rich   ...   Boom Boom Jackson
Cliff Osmond   ...   Purkey
and introducing
Judi West   ...   Sandy Hinkle
Lurene Tuttle   ...   Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe   ...   O'Brien
Les Tremayne   ...   Thompson
Marge Redmond   ...   Charlotte Gingrich
Noam Pitlik   ...   Max
Harry Davis   ...   Dr. Krugman
Ann Shoemaker   ...   Sister Veronica
Maryesther Denver   ...   Nurse
Lauren Gilbert   ...   Kincaid
Ned Glass   ...   Doc Schindler
Sig Ruman   ...   Prof. Winterhalter
Archie Moore   ...   Mr. Jackson
Howard McNear   ...   Mr. Cimoli
William Christopher   ...   Intern
Bartlett Robinson   ...   Specialist
Robert P. Lieb   ...   Specialist
Martin Blaine   ...   Specialist
Ben Wright   ...   Specialist
Dodie Heath   ...   Nun
Herbie Faye   ...   Equipment Man
Billy Beck   ...   Assistant
Judy Pace   ...   Elvira
Helen Kleeb   ...   Receptionist
Lisa Jill   ...   Ginger
John Todd Roberts   ...   Jeffrey
Keith Jackson   ...   Football Announcer
Herb Ellis   ...   TV Director
Don Reed   ...   Newscaster
Louise Vienna   ...   Girl in Commercial
Robert DoQui   ...   Man in Bar


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