The Fortune Cookie

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1966
  • Running time: 125 min
In their first screen pairing, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon portray a shyster lawyer and a cameraman in this madcap tale of greed and recouping lost love.

In their first screen pairing, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon portray a shyster lawyer and a cameraman in this madcap tale of greed and recouping lost love.

Original Release

10/19/1966

US Release

10/19/1966

Cast

Jack Lemmon Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau Willie Gingrich / William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich
Ron Rich Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson / Luther "Boom Boom" Jackson
Judi West Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond Purkey / Chester Purkey
Lurene Tuttle Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe O'Brien
Les Tremayne Thompson
Marge Redmond Charlotte Gingrich
Ann Shoemaker Sister Veronica
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Billy Wilder

Writers

Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond

Cast

Jack Lemmon Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau Willie Gingrich / William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich
Ron Rich Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson / Luther "Boom Boom" Jackson
Judi West Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond Purkey / Chester Purkey
Lurene Tuttle Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe O'Brien
Les Tremayne Thompson
Marge Redmond Charlotte Gingrich
Ann Shoemaker Sister Veronica
Ned Glass Doc Schindler
Archie Moore Mr. Jackson
Howard McNear Mr. Cimoli
Harry Davis Dr. Krugman
Lauren Gilbert Kincaid
Sig Ruman Professor Winterhalter
Herbie Faye Maury - the Equipment Man
Noam Pitlik Max
Maryesther Denver Nurse / Ugly Nurse
William Christopher Interne

Producers

Editors

Daniel Mandell

1967OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1967OscarBest Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1967OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1967OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1967Golden GlobeBest Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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