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The early 1900's with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him... he simply has her marry his unmarried buddy. However, it doesn't take very long before both men start laying claim to her affection... until, that is, she's about to be cut out of her parent's fortune. So, a new scheme is devised, which only adds to their problems, as well as to the sly whimsy of this film. Written by
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I am more than pleased that I finally got to see "The Fortune". After learning about it through various media, I was a little nervous about what I would find. But it didn't take long before the modest chuckles turned into belly laughs, for this is one HILARIOUS movie with real life good friends Beatty and Nicholson playing so well off each other, and obviously having a hoot doing so! Beatty is the bossy "brain" of the outfit. Married, unable to divorce and - due to the M.A.N.N. act - unable to take his mistress (Stockard Channing) legally across state lines to consummate their affair, he has come up with a brilliant scheme. His - in his eyes inferior to him - friend Nicholson can substitute as the groom, thereby making their traveling with a female completely legal. They move to California and during their travels it is already hinted at that the mistress is actually an heir to a great fortune, which Beatty tries to deny as long as possible. Upon their arrival in California it doesn't take long for Nicholson to develop (lusty) feelings for the heiress and soon consummates his "marriage" to her for real, in the absence of Beatty who is working as a car salesman. A fall-out follows during which the heiress comes to realize the two men are really only after her impending FORTUNE, and she threatens to give it all away to charity. The fear of that happening causes the two, unbelievably incompetent, men to bond and plan out another scheme> the heiress must die, so that they can get to her fortune. A slew of incredibly funny slapstick murder attempts follow and the acting Beatty and Nicholson show in these scenes is beyond hilarious. A must see for anyone who's in for intense laughter and joy.
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