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The Fortune (1975)

The Fortune (1975)

The Fortune




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In this musical comedy, set amidst the Roaring Twenties, handsome Nicky and sly Oscar are two dopey con-men who concoct an elaborate scheme to steal the fortune of an air-headed heiress. When the plan becomes unraveled, the two decide they must murder her. However, she is not so easily dispatched.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Carole Eastman, Adrien Joyce
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 19, 1998
Columbia Pictures


Florence Stanley
as Mrs. Gould
Richard B. Shull
as Chief Detective
Thomas Newman
as John the Barber
John Fiedler
as Police photographer
Dub Taylor
as Rattlesnake Tom
Ian Wolfe
as Justice of the Peace
Rose Michtom
as His Wife
Brian Avery
as Airline Steward
Nira Barab
as Girl Lover
Vic Vallard
as 2nd Policeman
Jim Antonio
as 1st Policeman
Vic Vallaro
as 2nd Policeman
Joe Tornatore
as Detective
Kathryn Grody
as Police Secretary
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Critic Reviews for The Fortune

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The timing wasn't planned but it is fortuitous. The Fortune (Twilight Time, Blu-ray), a screwball comedy directed by Mike Nichols, debuts on Blu-ray a month after Nichols passed away.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
Parallax View

Mike Nichols' period farce is an artistic and commercial misfire--despite the presence of two major stars, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.

Full Review… | April 26, 2011

The uneven farce is enjoyable only in spurts.

Full Review… | January 11, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Fortune

Nicholson and Beatty form a really funny duo.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

The first hour/2 acts of The Fortune were so slow moving that not even the underrated comic pairing of Jack Nicholson (an absolute nut here) and Warren Beatty (think a dopey Jim Dandy) were able to completely stop the juggernaut of slow dullness. I was wondering why the hell I'd never heard of The Fortune before and I'd gotten my answer. But once that first hour disappeared something clicked with the comic timing and the last 10 minutes of The Fortune were some of the most hilariously tense and nerve-wracking I can remember. Its a quick worthwhile watch if you get the chance.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

With two such big name stars I was surprised that I'd never heard of 'The Fortune' before but having seen the finished product it's pretty clear why Hollywood has chosen to disown it. The pairing of Beatty and Nicholson just doesn't work here. The material suggests pure farce and what was needed was a Lemmon and Matthau pairing. Instead Beatty looks uncomfortable and Nicholson looks like he's going to massacre the whole cast at any time, so scary is the glint in his eye! Channing is good as the woman they are desperately trying to fleece and the period detail by Nichol's looks great but I didn't find it very funny and was bored through most of it.

David Sayers
David Sayers

Super Reviewer

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