The Fortune Cookie
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1966
Director: Billy Wilder
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 4D3D-A27F-07F0-97C8
Running time: 2:01 (121 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 22, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#1993)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 02, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Powered by Walter Matthau's Oscar-winning performance as the quintessential All-American chiseler, The Fortune Cookie is a hysterically funny comedy that showcases filmmaker Billy Wilder at his uproarious best.

Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) is one lucky guy! When he's accidentally clobbered by a 220-pound halfback, all Harry suffers is a slight concussion. All, that is, until Whiplash Willie (Matthau) -- a legal scoundrel of the first order -- arrives on the scene! For if Harry follows shyster Willie's advice and feigns a crippling injury, the two charlatans can split a cool million in phony insurance claims. But can Willie's world-class finagling dispel those ominous words that lie within the fortune cookie on Harry's hospital plate: You can't fool all of the people all of the time?
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • The Mirisch Corporation
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
German  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Italian  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Danish
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Feature Trailers
Crew
Direction
Billy Wilder....Director
Writing
Billy Wilder....Writer
I.A.L. Diamond....Writer
Production
Billy Wilder....Producer
Cinematography
Joseph LaShelle....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Daniel Mandell....Film Editor
Music
Andre Previn....Composer
Cole Porter....Song Writer
Sound
Robert Martin....Sound
Wayne Fury....Sound Editor
Buddy Myers....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Robert Luthardt....Art Director
Sass Bedig....Visual Effects
Chuck Arrico....Costume Designer
Paula Giokaris....Costume Designer
Loren Cosand....Make-up Artist
Cast
Jack Lemmon....Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau....Willie Gingrich
Ron Rich....Boom Boom Jackson
Judi West....Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond....Purkey
Lurene Tuttle....Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe....O'Brien
Les Tremayne....Thompson
Lauren Gilbert....Kincaid
Marge Redmond....Charlotte Gingrich
Noam Pitlik....Max
Harry Davis....Dr. Krugman
Ann Shoemaker....Sister Veronica
Maryesther Denver....Ferret-faced Nurse
Ned Glass....Doc Schindler
Sig Ruman....Professor Winterhalter
Archie Moore....Mr. Jackson
Howard McNear....Mr. Cimoli
Bill Christopher....Intern
The Specialists
Bartlett Robinson
Robert P. Lieb
Martin Blaine
Ben Wright
Dodie Heath....Nun
Herbie Faye....Equipment Man
Billy Beck....Maury's Assistant
Judy Pace....Elvira
Helen Kleeb....Receptionist
Lisa Jill....Ginger
John Todd Roberts....Jeffrey
Keith Jackson....Football Announcer
Herbert Ellis....T.V. Director
Don Reed....Newscaster
Louise Vienna....Girl in Commercial
Bob Doqui....Man in Bar