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The Oscar (1966)

 -  Drama  -  8 July 1966 (UK)
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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more 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 breath-taking race for Hollywood's highest award! See more »

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Drama

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8 July 1966 (UK)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

The Academy Award sequences for this film were shot at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, scene of several actual 1960s Oscar ceremonies. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper photos of Cheryl Barker hitting Frankie don't match the scene when it happens. She could have hit him twice (she was angry enough), and the photographers might have caught the second hit. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: Hymie Kelly. Where'd ya get the name Kelly, *Hymie*?
Hymie Kelly: From my father, Michael Kelly! And he got it from his father, Timothy Kelly! And my mother's name was Sadie Rabinowitz, any more questions?
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References The Big Knife (1955) See more »

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All the Way
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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Ruthless young actor will stop at nothing for that Oscar nomination
20 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also love this movie. I first saw it about 12-15 years ago on a short-lived series on TNT called "Bad movies we love" or something like that. For many years I traditionally watched it right before the Oscar broadcast. The "Airplane" of bad movies, the hilarious dialogue just keeps coming. I taped it from a pay TV source many years ago, but would also buy a pristine VHS or DVD copy. Jill St. John's finest hour. Struggling young actor,impatient for stardom, steps on everyone he meets on his way to an Oscar nomination. Terrible overacting by nearly everyone involved, and ridiculous,riotous dialogue make this a classic guilty pleasure. Made at a time when Hollywood was not yet consciously making "bad" movies. Great fun.


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