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
Cited as the perfect Good Bad Movie by John Wilson, who founded the Razzie Awards for the worst in film in 1981. Wilson noted in 2017 that one of the things he loves about the film is that the Academy Awards actually let the production film during a real Oscars ceremony, not having any idea how bad the movie was. He also noted with amusement that Tony Bennett was for some reason cast as a half-Jewish, half-Irish character. See more »
The newspaper photos of Cheryl Barker hitting Frankie don't match the scene when it happens. She could have hit him twice (she was angry enough), and the photographers might have caught the second hit. See more »
When oh WHEN, will whom ever owns the rights to this classic HOOT, ever release it on video (VHS/DVD)? I'd buy it in a NANU SECOND! It's got to be the funniest "Drama" ever! The fact that NOBODY involved in this movie noticed, at the time it was being filmed, how DREADFULLY BAD it was turning out is ASTOUNDING! I haven't even seen it on broadcast, cable or satellite TV lately. I wish I'd have taped it when it was running. Other MUST release films are, "Crack in the World", "The Great Bank Robbery" (Zero Mostel). Still waiting.....P.S. Maybe IMDb can have a page set up just for movie fans to LIST films that we think should be available to buy, then maybe studios could check it out and see how popular those films are and hasten their release!
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