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The Oscar (1966)

Approved  |   |  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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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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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 »

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8 July 1966 (UK)  »

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Trivia

This film opens with footage of stars' arrivals shot outside an actual mid-1960s Academy Awards ceremony, with the year of the event carefully obscured in all wide angles. One transfer of the film reveals that it is the 37th Academy Awards, held in 1964. 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

Frankie Fane: When you tell it straight you don't do any polka, do you.
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References The Big Knife (1955) See more »

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Thanks for the Memory
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Grab your friends, this is a bad-great campy film!
20 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film and I had to go out to buy it. Why? it's so bad its good!

This film was supposed to show all the nasty side of how an Oscar nomination goes to the head of its nominee and what he would do to win -- and in a way it does.

But the acting is so over the top...you can't help but laugh. The hair styles are big, the performances are big..come on, it's just one of those fun little 60's 'soap opera' films that you'd never watch for serious sake, but mindless fun with you and your friends. (Remember the soap opera 'General Hospital' in the early, early 60's with the obviously over the top acting, silly drama situations, the real organ playing, etc.? Well this is even funnier!)

It grabs ya, but you cannot help but laugh, laugh laugh, it's SO over the top. If anyone wants to know what makes a "campy" film, don't rent "Mommie Dearest", rent this one. There isn't any way you could hate this film, you'd be laughing too hard. I'd watch it on rainy days, or if I'm feeling blue, or I just want to get together with a bunch of friends and just point out just how over the top this is.

This is a 10+ on the campy scale, a 5 regular. Go out and rent it, just to have a ball. It's fab-u-lous!


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