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The Oscar (1966)

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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.

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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 <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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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 »

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8 July 1966 (UK)  »

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Trivia

This was James Dunn's final film before his death on September 1, 1967 at the age of 65. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Frankie Fane: Don't lecture me, you've got to save me, Kappy.
Alfred 'Kappy' Kapstetter: What am I, the second coming of the messiah? I'm an *agent*. There's just so much I can do.
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All the Way
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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The best terrible movie of all time
19 August 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This expose of a Hollywood heel plays like a bush-league attempt at the baroque language of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, but man, does it work. Stephen Boyd is the absurdly mannered amoral punk who'd screw over his mother and steal her shoes to make it to the top. Among those with his shoeprints on their neck are Milton Berle (horny, melancholy, used-up agent), Jill St. John (tragic "roundheels broad"), Tony Bennett (as Hymie Kelly, the tragic Jewish-Irish second banana) and Elke Sommer (Swedish zaftig-bomb with a conscience). As directed by Russell Rouse, THE OSCAR has the feel of Sam Fuller doing overbright TV. The movie is way beyond "campy" or "good-bad;" nearly every scene is a diamond-plated jaw-dropper.


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