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Fortune cookie 1966 jack lemmon walter matthau comedy

The Fortune Cookie

Billy Wilder / US, 1966 / 125 min.

Six years after The Apartment, his comedy about the mores of American business life, Billy Wilder took aim at American compensation culture. When camera man Harry Hinkle is slightly injured at a football game, shyster Willie Gingrich has visions of claiming millions of dollars in a personal injury suit. Verbal fireworks between Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau in their first performance together in a Wilder film. 

Details

Director

Billy Wilder

Production year

1966

Country

US

Original title

The Fortune Cookie

Length

125 min.

Language

ENG

Subtitles

FRA, NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder

The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.

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