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Alan Surgal (written by)
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Release Date:
27 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...and the name of the game is Mickey! See more »
Plot:
After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One"... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Like seeing Lenny Bruce lost in a house of mirrors See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Warren Beatty ... Mickey One

Alexandra Stewart ... Jenny Drayton

Hurd Hatfield ... Ed Castle

Franchot Tone ... Ruby Lapp
Teddy Hart ... George Berson

Jeff Corey ... Larry Fryer

Kamatari Fujiwara ... The Artist
Donna Michelle ... The Girl
Ralph Foody ... Police Captain
Norman Gottschalk ... The Evangelist
Dick Lucas ... Employment Agent
Jack Goodman ... Cafeteria Manager
Jeri Jensen ... Helen
Charlene Lee ... The Singer
Benny Dunn ... Nightclub Comic
Denise Darnell ... Stripper
Dick Baker ... Boss at Shaley's
Helen Witkowski ... Landlady
Bill Koza ... Art Gallery Patron (as William Koza)
David Crane ... Art Gallery Patron
Michael Fish ... Italian Restaurant Owner (as Mike Fish)
Greg Louis ... Bartender
Gus Christy ... Bartender
David Elsen ... Desk Clerk
Robert Sickinger ... Policeman
Lew Prentiss ... Kismet Boss
Grace Colette ... B-Girl
Boris Gregurevitch ... Kismet Comic
James Middleton ... Iggie
Dink Freeman ... Xanadu M.C.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Allen ... Fat Bum getting beaten up (uncredited)
Aram Avakian ... Mickey's tormentor in theater (uncredited)
Tom Erhardt ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jason Fithian ... Jake Duffy (uncredited)

Dennis Franz ... Minor Role in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Bob Konovsky ... Bouncer choking bar patron (uncredited)
Jan Marsh ... Dancer (uncredited)

Fran Ryan ... Homeless Woman (uncredited)
Earl Sands ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
Alan Surgal (written by)

Produced by
John G. Avildsen .... executive producer
Arthur Penn .... producer
Harrison Starr .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Eddie Sauter 
 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Aram Avakian 
 
Production Design by
George Jenkins 
 
Costume Design by
Domingo A. Rodriguez  (as Domingo Rodriguez)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William T. Schneider .... unit supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Wright .... property master (as Tom Wright)
 
Sound Department
Edward Beyer .... sound effects editor
Walter Goss .... sound mixer
Hugh A. Robertson .... sound effects editor (as Hugh A. Robertson Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lutz Hapke .... camera operator
Morris Rosen .... key grip
William Stuebe .... gaffer (as William Steube)
 
Editorial Department
Marc Laub .... assistant editor
Robert Q. Lovett .... assembly editor (as Robert Lovett)
 
Music Department
Bob Abernathy .... musician: French horn
Ray Alonge .... musician: French horn
Don Ashworth .... musician: reeds
Richard Berg .... musician: French horn
Eddie Bert .... musician: trombone
Al Block .... musician: tenor sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo
Jimmy Buffington .... musician: French horn
Eli Carmen .... musician: bassoon
Earl Chapin .... musician: French horn
Richard Davis .... musician: acoustic double bass
Al DeRisi .... musician: trumpet
Ernie DiFalco .... musician: trumpet
Harvey Estrin .... musician: alto sax, clarinet, flute, alto flute, piccolo
Joe Ferrante .... musician: trumpet
Barry Galbraith .... musician: guitar
Stan Getz .... musician: improvisations
Wally Kane .... musician: bass sax, clarinet, bassoon
Roger Kellaway .... musician: piano
Mel Lewis .... musician: drums, percussion
John Messner .... musician: trombone
Tommy Mitchell .... musician: bass trombone
Bobby Nichols .... musician: trumpet
Harvey Phillips .... musician: tuba
Ephie Resnick .... musician: trombone
Charlie Russo .... musician: reeds
Sonny Russo .... musician: trombone
Jack Shaindlin .... conductor
Jack Shaindlin .... music supervisor
Ray Shiner .... musician: tenor sax, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais
Clark Terry .... musician: trumpet, fluegel horn
 
Other crew
Roberta Hodes .... script supervisor
Jill Jakes .... production aide
Gene Lasko .... assistant to producer
 

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93 min
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Location filming was done in Chicago March through May of 1964. The stars stayed at the Astor Towers Hotel during filming. Interiors were shot at Fred Niles Studios which are now Oprah's Harpo Studios. The exterior of the Xanadu night club in the film was the old Gate of Horn folk club at the southeast corner of Dearborn & Chicago. The interior night club scenes were shot in what had been the short-lived "new" Chez Paree at 400 N. Wabash. The film opened in Chicago on October 27, 1965 at the Woods Theater which can be seen in film with the film "The Cardinal" listed on the marquee.See more »
Quotes:
Mickey One:I'm the king of the silent pictures. I'm hiding out till the talkies blow over. Will you leave me alone?See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Like seeing Lenny Bruce lost in a house of mirrors, 16 January 2001
Author: mosoul from San Francisco

This gritty surreal stumble through 1965 America is uncompromisingly downbeat. Like a last visit to the now absent locales featured in Diane Arbus photographs, it repels and attracts almost like a roadside museum of oddities. Apparently Lenny Bruce and Diane Arbus shared a passion for New York's infamous Hubert's Flea Circus and a Times Square movie theater that ran Todd Browning's "Freaks". This film captures that strange lost in the fun house feel also seen in Orson Welles' "Lady from Shanghai" climax . To add contrast Director Arthur Penn also interjects dreamy Playboy magazine moments between Warren Beatty and 1966 Playmate of the Year Donna Loren at a posh hotel. Stan Getz silky saxophone on the sound track provides Mickey One's one discernible connective thread. It dramatizes the observation that, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you". Visually the film was so modern that audiences took at least 20-years to catch up to it.

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