Frankie Fane has clawed his way to the top of the Hollywood heap. Now, as he's preparing to win his Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly reminisces over their life together, and Frankie's ruthless struggle to the top and the people he's stepped on (i.e., everyone else in the movie) to make it there. Written by
This is the story of...The Dreamers and The Schemers...The Hustlers and The Hopefuls...The Free-loaders and The Phonies...The Fakers and The Famous...All Fighting for the Highest Possible Award!! See more »
Merle Oberon presents the Best Actor in the Academy Awards sequence. According to Oscar tradition, the Best Actor and Best Actress are presented by the previous year's winner in the category honoring the opposite sex. Oberon was nominated as Best Actress of 1935, but she has never won an Oscar. See more »
In the scene in the yacht Frankie says he pushed a rack on 28th street. The garment center in New York City is between 34th & 40th streets. See more »
These are exhibitors' reports, they speak very clearly and very loudly. They say do not send any more Frank Fane product. Send *botulism* or *typhus*, don't send Fain.
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Absolutely atrocious film from producer Joseph E. Levine, here ripping the lid off the Hollywood can but getting nothing out of it except hot air. Ruthless, snarling Stephen Boyd scratches his way up from seamy strip joints (as manager for the non-blushing Jill St. John) to the top of the H-wood heap as the world's most constipated actor. Laughable backstage melodrama is high camp, but how can you laugh without feeling sorry for all those embarrassed personalities on the screen--none more so than Tony Bennett, looking like a basset hound in a tuxedo. The lousy, fifth-rate screenplay is full of now-legendary fruit-loop lines, Elke Sommer shows more skin than talent, and Frank and Nancy Sinatra have a cameo...It's not for the squeamish! *1/2 from ****
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