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The Fortune Cookie

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Original title
The Fortune Cookie
Running time
125 min.
United States United States
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Andre Previn
Joseph LaShelle (B&W)
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United Artists
Synopsis / Plot
Harry Hinkle is a cameraman who is broadcasting a live game until a football player hits him. Despite the insignificant concussion, his brother in law, who is a lawyer, suggests to him to pretend a serious injury in order to get money. 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.
1966: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Walter Matthau). 4 Nominations
1966: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Comedy/Musical (Walter Matthau)
1966: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
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