The Oscar (1966)

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.¬†

Director: Russell Rouse.
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten, Jill St. John, Tony Bennett, Edie Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Ed Begley, Walter Brennan, Broderick Crawford, James Dunn, Peter Lawford, Jack Soo, Jean Hale.

1967 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Hal Pereira/Arthur Lonergan/Robert R. Benton/James W. Payne).
1967 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design, Color (Edith Head).

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  1. Patrick Conaty
    April 11, 2019
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    My favorite bad movie; it has to be seen to be believed. Stephen Boyd’s Frankie Fane is in the pantheon of over acting, but he’s hardly alone. Borgnine, Berle, Bennett and Begly give new meaning to the term “killer bees”. Eleanor Parker is a particular favorite! The entire cast deserves credit; the dialogue and direction are equally appalling. I have seen it well over twenty times and never tire of one moment.

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