The Fortune Cookie

The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Is he a spy? A security risk? Is he unfaithful? Or is he a nice, normal shnook - out to make a million bucks by sheer accident!

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1966-10-19
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 147 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Phalanx Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.

The Fortune Cookie Trailer

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  • Jack Lemmon

    as Harry Hinkle
  • Walter Matthau

    as William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich
  • Ron Rich

    as Luther "Boom Boom" Jackson
  • Judi West

    as Sandy Hinkle
  • Cliff Osmond

    as Purkey
  • Lurene Tuttle

    as Mother Hinkle
  • Harry Holcombe

    as O'Brien
  • Les Tremayne

    as Thompson
  • Marge Redmond

    as Charlotte Gingrich
  • Ann Shoemaker

    as Sister Veronica
  • Ned Glass

    as Doc Schindler
  • Archie Moore

    as Mr. Jackson
  • Howard McNear

    as Mr. Cimoli
  • Harry Davis

    as Dr. Krugman
  • Lauren Gilbert

    as Kincaid
  • Sig Ruman

    as Professor Winterhalter
  • Noam Pitlik

    as Max
  • Maryesther Denver

    as Nurse
  • Judy Pace

    as Elvira
  • Helen Kleeb

    as Law Firm Switchboard Operator and Receptionist
  • Bartlett Robinson

    as Doctor
  • Ben Wright

    as Doctor
  • Dodie Heath

    as Nun
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Writing Billy Wilder Screenplay
Directing Billy Wilder Director
Production Billy Wilder Producer
Writing I. A. L. Diamond Screenplay
Production I. A. L. Diamond Producer
Production Doane Harrison Producer
Camera Joseph LaShelle Director of Photography
Editing Daniel Mandell Editor
Art Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
Sound André Previn Original Music Composer
Sound Robert Martin Sound Designer
Art Robert Luthardt Art Direction