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Mickey One (1965)

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

Director:

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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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

Jenny Drayton: What are you guilty of?
Mickey One: I'm guilty of not being innocent.
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Like seeing Lenny Bruce lost in a house of mirrors
16 January 2001 | by mosoulSee all my reviews

This gritty surreal stumble through 1965 America is uncompromisingly downbeat. Like a last visit to the now absent locales featured in Diane Arbus photographs, it repels and attracts almost like a roadside museum of oddities. Apparently Lenny Bruce and Diane Arbus shared a passion for New York's infamous Hubert's Flea Circus and a Times Square movie theater that ran Todd Browning's "Freaks". This film captures that strange lost in the fun house feel also seen in Orson Welles' "Lady from Shanghai" climax . To add contrast Director Arthur Penn also interjects dreamy Playboy magazine moments between Warren Beatty and 1966 Playmate of the Year Donna Loren at a posh hotel. Stan Getz silky saxophone on the sound track provides Mickey One's one discernible connective thread. It dramatizes the observation that, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you". Visually the film was so modern that audiences took at least 20-years to catch up to it.


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