The Oscar

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"The breath-taking race for Hollywood's highest award!"
  • Approved
  • 1966
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 5.2  (1,397)

The movie The Oscar from 1966 is a dramatic film that tells the story of Frankie Fane, played by Stephen Boyd, a struggling actor who makes it big in Hollywood but quickly becomes disillusioned with the industry. The movie opens with Frankie attending the Academy Awards ceremony and nervously waiting to hear whether he has won Best Actor. Flashbacks show how Frankie got to this point, beginning with his humble working-class roots in New York City. Early in his career, he meets and marries Kay Bergdahl, played by Elke Sommer, who becomes his agent and helps him get ahead in the industry.

As Frankie's fame grows, he becomes increasingly arrogant and self-centered, alienating those around him. His behavior causes tension in his marriage to Kay, and they eventually separate. Despite his success, Frankie is unable to find happiness, and he realizes that fame and fortune come at a great cost.

The supporting cast of The Oscar is filled with notable actors, including Tony Bennett as himself, Joseph Cotten as Frankie's agent, and Edie Adams as a wealthy woman who becomes involved with Frankie. Perhaps the most memorable performance comes from Milton Berle, who plays Hymie Kelly, a Hollywood producer who takes an interest in Frankie's career.

The Oscar is a cautionary tale about the dangers of fame and the ruthless nature of Hollywood. The story is told through a series of flashbacks, interspersed with scenes from the Academy Awards ceremony, which creates a sense of tension and anticipation. The film also features glamorous settings and costumes that capture the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the 1960s.

Stephen Boyd delivers a compelling performance as Frankie Fane, portraying him as a complex and flawed character who has his share of both triumphs and failures. Elke Sommer is also excellent as Kay, showing her character's strength and determination as she tries to support her husband's career. Milton Berle provides comic relief as Hymie Kelly, but also brings a sense of gravitas to his role as a seasoned Hollywood insider.

Overall, The Oscar is a well-crafted film that explores the dark side of Hollywood and the price of fame. It is a cautionary tale that still resonates today, and features strong performances from its talented cast.

The Oscar is a 1966 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    1 hr 59 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (1,397)