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Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)





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Quackser Fortune (Gene Wilder) is a carefree fertilizer merchant in Dublin. Something of a local "character," Quackser becomes the object of fascination for wealthy American visitor Zazel Pierce (Margot Kidder). At first, the radical differences in their stations in life make little difference to Quackser and Zazel, but before long she grows bored by his eccentricities. Humiliated by Zazel's rich friends at a fancy dress ball, Quackser retreats to his old vocation of following the horses to gather his "wares." When his cousin in the Bronx passes away and leaves him a small inheritance, Quackser leaves Dublin, holding out hopes that now he will be an acceptable mate for Zazel.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gabriel Walsh
On DVD: Sep 7, 1999
VCI Entertainment - Official Site


Gene Wilder
as Quackser Fortune
Seamus Forde
as Mr. Fortune
Eileen Colgan
as Betsy Bourke
Seamus Ford (II)
as Mr. Fortune
May Ollis
as Mrs. Fortune
Liz Davis
as Kathleen Fortune
Caroline Tully
as Vera Fortune
David Kelly
as Tom Maguire
Liam Sweeney
as Man in Pub
Robert Somerset
as Man in Pub
Danny Cummins
as Man in Pub
Cecil Sheehan
as Coal Merchant
Charles Byrne
as Blacksmith
Brendan Mathews
as Attendant
Jeremy Jones
as Student
John Hoey
as Hall Porter
Martin Crosbie
as Policeman
Marjorie McHenry
as Elaine Boland
Patrick Smyth
as Man at Foundry
Patrick Smith
as Man at Foundry
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Critic Reviews for Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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

Wilder and Kidder in a bizarre romantic comedy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx


This is one of those love stories with strange, yet realistic characters, Wilder's character, Quackser sells manure and he falls in love with a college student. I didn't know what I was getting into with this movie, and I found the beginning kinda boring and weird, but when I got to know Quackser better, I could relate to his problems. The ending wasn't what I expected, and it was a bit disappointing, but on the other hand it's just as quirky as the rest of the movie. Overall, it's a pretty good romantic comedy, but it could have been funnier.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I love it, and certainly rate it higher than it deserves. Quirky and (at least in my opinion) in many ways Annie Hall-like.


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