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The Oscar (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 8 July 1966 (UK)
Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. 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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Hero or heel, he had it made...a swinger with 3 cars, one yacht, and a mansion that had the starlets coming and going! See more »

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8 July 1966 (UK)  »

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El Óscar  »

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Trivia

Bob Hope, who plays the Master of Ceremonies in this film's Oscar sequences, hosted more Academy Awards shows than anyone else in Hollywood history. 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

Hymie Kelly: Where've you been? They told me you left the network three hours ago!
Frankie Fane: I took a drive.
Hymie Kelly: The phones haven't stopped! While you were out playing the part of the Wandering Gentile everyone who wouldn't look our way last week is calling to proclaim buddyhood.
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References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

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"When You Lie Down With Dogs.....
15 August 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

....you come up smelling like fleas". One of the lines actually spoken (by Tony Bennett)in "The Oscar". Words can not describe this film. It is so so bad...it is GREAT! Stephen Boyd's performance is way way way over the top like nothing you have ever seen before. He is like a rabid dog hopped up on speed. The other performers are terrible too! Especially Tony Bennett who looks like he is reading his lines off cue cards. But it is the script that will have you on the floor laughing. There are so many memorably bad lines in this that I recommend you have a whole pad of paper and a pen ready to jot them all down. Rush don't walk to your nearest video store and rent this! One of the best (if not THE best) of the camp crazed melodramas of the 1960's. 10/10 as ultra grade A+ high camp. Regular still high 6/10 for its sheer audacity and 60's chic look at the bowels of Hollywood. Norma Desmond Mr. Boyd is ready for his close up.


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