The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Slipped on a Banana Peel

Mr. Cimoli (Howard McNear) brings his case of slipping on a banana peel to ambulance chasing lawyer Willie (Walter Matthau).

Directed by Billy Wilder.

Released in 1966 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Victim
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • action: Examine
  • action: Beg
  • action: Call
  • action: Smoke
  • action: Listen
  • action: Interview
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Comedies
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Paper Bag
  • prop: Banana
  • prop: Cigarette
  • prop: Phone
  • prop: Braces
  • setting: Office
  • theme: Truth
  • theme: Manipulation
  • theme: Justice
  • theme: Greed
  • theme: Dishonesty
  • theme: Deception
  • actor: Walter Matthau
  • actor: Howard McNear
  • director: Billy Wilder
  • producer: I.A.L. Diamond
  • producer: Doane Harrison
  • producer: Billy Wilder
  • cinematographer: Joseph LaShelle
  • composer: André Previn
  • role-name: Willie Gingrich
  • role-name: Mr. Cimoli
  • screenwriter: I.A.L. Diamond
  • screenwriter: Billy Wilder
  • year: 1966
  • studio: MGM