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The Fortune Cookie (1966)

The Fortune Cookie (1966)




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An insurance salesman concocts a scheme to cash in on his brother-in-law's injury.


Walter Matthau
as Willie Gingrich
Jack Lemmon
as Harry Hinkle
Ron Rich
as Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson
Judi West
as Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond
as Mr. Purkey
Lurene Tuttle
as Mother Hinkle
Les Tremayne
as Thompson
Marge Redmond
as Charlotte Gingrich
Harry Davis
as Dr. Krugman
Ann Shoemaker
as Sister Veronica
Ned Glass
as Doc Schindler
Sig Rumann
as Prof. Winterhalter
Archie Moore
as Mr. Jackson
Howard McNear
as Mr. Cimoli
Robert P. Lieb
as Specialist
Martin Blaine
as Specialist
Ben Wright
as Specialist
Judy Pace
as Elvira
Helen Kleeb
as Receptionist
Lisa Jill
as Ginger
Keith Jackson
as Football Announcer
Herb Ellis
as TV Director
Don Reed
as Newscaster
Louise Vienna
as Girl in Teleblurb
Robert DoQui
as Man in Bar
Jon Silo
as Tailor
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Critic Reviews for The Fortune Cookie

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

...another bittersweet comedy commentary on contemporary US mores.

August 15, 2007 | Full Review…

Wildly funny in spots...

August 15, 2007 | Full Review…

The friction between the laughs and the cynicism generates more heat than most Hollywood comedies even aim at...

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mr. Wilder's last film and a comedy of unrelieved vulgarity, but it has style and taste.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A very funny film, this morality tale is a deft mixture of cynicism, wit and idealism as only writer-director Wilder could do it.

August 15, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Saddled with a thin story.

March 17, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fortune Cookie

An underrated bittersweet comedy sparklingly written by the master of cynicism. Tailor made for the antics of the marvelous odd couple Matthau-Lemmon.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

A comical caper from Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau, some great lines throughout, easy watching, a good oldie.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Another great comedy from Wilder, this movie is hilarious, fun, and has a great cast. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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