The Oscar

The Oscar

Stephen Boyd
Director: Russell Rouse Cast: Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
, Elke Sommer
Elke Sommer
, Milton Berle
Milton Berle
Russell Rouse

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Overview

A heartless actor scrambles to the top of show business' sleazy summit in this drama. Frank Fane (Stephen Boyd) is a Hollywood leading man who is desperate to boost his career by winning an Academy Award, and he doesn't care who he has to betray to achieve his goals -- including his former best friend and PR man, Hymie Kelly (Tony Bennett), lonely acting coach Sophie Cantaro (Eleanor Parker), slimy agent Kappy Kapstetter (Milton Berle), and long-suffering girlfriend Kay Bergdahl (Elke Sommer). However, as Frank waits for his name to be called, certain that victory is in his grasp, fate has a little secret in store for him. The Oscar marked Tony Bennett's onscreen acting debut. The screenplay, based on the novel by Richard Sale, was written in part by award-winning author Harlan Ellison, who is known to often take comical potshots at the film, which he considers a low point in his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2020
UPC: 0738329242602
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 2,557

Special Features

Audio commentary by Patton Oswalt, Josh Olson and Erik Nelosn (Special thanks to sound recordist austen Zajonc and Harlan Ellison's archivist, Jason Davis); Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Stever Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Boyd Frank Fane
Elke Sommer Kay Bergdahl
Milton Berle Kappy Kapstetter
Eleanor Parker Sophie Cantaro
Joseph Cotten Kenneth H. Regan
Jill St. John Laurel Scott
Tony Bennett Hymie Kelly
Edie Adams Trina Yale
Ernest Borgnine Barney Yale
Walter Brennan Orrin C. Quentin
Broderick Crawford Sheriff
James Dunn Network Executive
Peter Lawford Steve Marks
Jack Soo Sam
Jean Hale Cheryl Barker
Chris Alcaide Ledbetter
Ed Begley Grobard
John Crowther Wally
John Dennis Sid
Ross Ford Lochner
John Holland Stevens
Peter Leeds Bert
Walter Reed Pereira
Eddie Ryder Marriage Broker
Frank Sinatra Actor
Nancy Sinatra Herself
Edith Head Herself
Bob Hope Guest
Hedda Hopper Herself
Merle Oberon Guest
Johnny Grant Himself

Technical Credits
Russell Rouse Director,Screenwriter
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Harlan Ellison Screenwriter
Percy Faith Score Composer
Clarence Greene Producer,Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Joseph E. Levine Executive Producer
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Steven Peck Choreography
Hal Pereira Art Director
Leo Robin Songwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Chester Schaeffer Editor
James VanHeusen Songwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Oscar
1. Chapter 1 [9:47]
2. Chapter 2 [11:11]
3. Chapter 3 [12:09]
4. Chapter 4 [16:22]
5. Chapter 5 [17:34]
6. Chapter 6 [19:09]
7. Chapter 7 [17:12]
8. Chapter 8 [17:11]

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