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Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau Walter Matthau
Willie Gingrich
Ron Rich Ron Rich
Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson
Judi West Judi West
Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond Cliff Osmond
Purkey
Lurene Tuttle Lurene Tuttle
Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe Harry Holcombe
O'Brien
Les Tremayne Les Tremayne
Thompson


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Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
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I.A.L. Diamond I.A.L. Diamond
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3 years, 8 months ago at Mar 5 15:06
It's the firsti time of Lemmon with Matthau but the couple is already perfect. Tue cinisicsm is on Walter, Jack is sincere in last reel, splendidly. A lot is in background details (Judi West is always with a object of desire in frame)...

An average movie

6 months, 2 weeks ago at May 14 6:35
To be honest, I’m usually not a huge fan of Billy Wilder’s comedies but I thought I might check this one out anyway. Well, this movie is mostly remembered as being the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau would work together (they would eventually collaborate on 11 movies) but, to be honest, this flick had not much else to offer, I’m afraid. Indeed, the plot was just so paper thin ... read more
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A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.
Release date: 19 October 1966
UPC: 027616858931
Tags: Comedy (5), 1960s (4), Football (3), 1966 (2), Divorce (2), Hospital (2), Black Comedy (2), Fraud (2), Black & White (2), Insurance (2), HQ (1), Black American (1), Injury (1), Camera (1), Wiretap (1), 501 Must-See (1), Spying (1), Talkies (1), Scam (1), Attorney (1)
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"First viewing - Sept. 22nd One of the critics I pay attention to started singing The Fortune Cookie's praises from the moment it hit Prime, and thus it was a priority for me to check out this month. And he's right, it's absolutely worth seeing. Lemmon and Matthau shine as per usual, playing opposite types and sparring wonderfully. The rest of the cast does an excellent job too, and I liked the way the story played out with its twists and turns. I'm not sure I'd call it great, but it came close "


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" Notes: This movie is mostly remembered as being the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau would work together (they would eventually collaborate on 11 movies) but, to be honest, this flick had not much else to offer, I’m afraid. Indeed, the plot was just so paper thin and you might wonder how they managed to stretch this material for 2 hours. Eventually, the whole thing was about some lousy scam and the fact that Harry Hinkle didn’t want to take part from the start made the whole "


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" Notes: This movie is mostly remembered as being the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau would work together (they would eventually collaborate on 11 movies) but, to be honest, this flick had not much else to offer, I’m afraid. Indeed, the plot was just so paper thin and you might wonder how they managed to stretch this material for 2 hours. Eventually, the whole thing was about some lousy scam and the fact that Harry Hinkle didn’t want to take part from the start made the whole "


johanlefourbe posted a review 6 months, 2 weeks ago

An average movie

“To be honest, I’m usually not a huge fan of Billy Wilder’s comedies but I thought I might check this one out anyway. Well, this movie is mostly remembered as being the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau would work together (they would eventually collaborate on 11 movies) but, to be honest, this flick had not much else to offer, I’m afraid. Indeed, the plot was just so paper thin and you might wonder how they managed to stretch this material for 2 hours. Eventually, the whole thing was about some lousy scam and the fact that Harry Hinkle didn’t want to take part from the start made the whole endeavor more pathetic than actually really entertaining. Anyway, concerning the cast, Jack Lemmon basically gave his typical performance and he was fine but not much more than that.” read more

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