The Fortune Cookie

An excellent and entertaining film to come from Billy Wilder. It's also the first and one of the most successful pairings of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Jack Lemmon plays a cameraman who collided with popular football player, Boom Boom Jackson, and suffered minor injuries as a result. Walter Matthau plays a sly lawyer who exaggerates Lemmon's injuries to collect big cash from the insurance companies. A very good and well made comedy that is sure to bring a smile on your face. You'll want to see it again and again. Walter Matthau deservedly won an Oscar for his excellent performance.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Cliff Osmond, Judi West, Lurene Tuttle

Directed by:

Billy Wilder


1966 comedy

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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