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Mickey One (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 25 March 1966 (Finland)
After the mob tries to kill him for an unknown reason, a comedian steals the identity of a homeless man and goes on the run.

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Arthur Penn

Writer:

Alan Surgal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Mickey One
Alexandra Stewart ... Jenny Drayton
Hurd Hatfield ... Ed Castle
Franchot Tone ... Ruby Lapp
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... George Berson
Jeff Corey ... Larry Fryer
Kamatari Fujiwara ... The Artist
Donna Michelle Donna Michelle ... The Girl
Ralph Foody Ralph Foody ... Police Captain
Norman Gottschalk Norman Gottschalk ... The Evangelist
Dick Lucas Dick Lucas ... Employment Agent
Jack Goodman Jack Goodman ... Cafeteria Manager
Jeri Jensen Jeri Jensen ... Helen
Charlene Lee Charlene Lee ... The Singer
Benny Dunn Benny Dunn ... Nightclub Comic
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Storyline

After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One" from a stolen Social Security card from a homeless bum he witnesses being beaten up and robbed. As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is. Written by <JeanneArmintrout@juno.com>

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...and the name of the game is Mickey! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1966 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Acosado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Florin, Tatira See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Studio publicity claimed actor Kamatari Fujiwara created the large kinetic sculpture, called "Yes" in the film, but the work was actually done by Robert Fields, a industrial design student at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. The sculpture was set up on the ice rink of the Marina Towers apartment complex. See more »

Quotes

Mickey One: I'm the king of the silent pictures. I'm hiding out till the talkies blow over. Will you leave me alone?
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Referenced in Day for Night: An Appreciation (2003) See more »

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A well-made drama
31 May 2000 | by xtonybuenoSee all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time in a film appreciation class and at first I was put off by its style and opaque content. But I felt compelled to seek out and purchase the laserdisc, and subsequently I enjoy it very much. Basically, Warren Beatty is a nightclub comic on the run from the mob. Along the way there is much symbolism, events which may or may not be hallucinations, and spoken words with double meanings which may or may not be significant. What makes this movie successful is that very little is 100% clear, and I am actually in the minority who believe that Mickey One's paranoia is indeed justified. An underground film which deserves its cult status, see it if you get the chance.


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