The Fortune (1975)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords 1920s, con artist, friends, funny, heir/heiress, murder, scam
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
David Shire Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Stu Linder Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Alonzo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Bogart Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Richard Sylbert Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
George Gaines Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Bert Hallberg Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Richard Vorisek Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000001
W Stewart Campbell Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Adrien Joyce Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hank Moonjean Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Richard B. Shull Actor Chief Detective Sergeant Jack Power 1 1000005
Florence Stanley Actor Landlady 1 1000004
Stockard Channing Actor Freddie 1 1000003
Warren Beatty Actor Nicky 1 1000002
Tom Newman Actor John the Barber 1 1000006
John Fiedler Actor Photographer 1 1000007
Don Devlin Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mike Nichols Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mike Nichols Director n/a 2 2000001
Jack Nicholson Actor Oscar 1 1000001
During the 1920s, Nicky wants to run away with his girl friend, an heiress named Freddy. But Nicky is not divorced yet, and in order to get around the 1920s Mann Act which forbid the transport of women across state lines for "immoral purposes," he has his crooked friend Oscar marry Freddy so that the three of them can legally leave New York and go to Los Angeles. The three move in together, but things begin to go wrong when Oscar feels left out and decides to correct the situation by demanding his husbandly right to sleep with Freddy. With the two men at odds now, Freddy tires of their arguing and threatens to give her inheritance to charity, prompting them to create a plan to kill her so that they can keep the money. But their attempts on Freddy's life don't work out and all three of them begin to re-think their arrangement.