a classic billy wilder,
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This review is from: The Fortune Cookie [DVD]  (DVD)
They certainly don't make films like this anymore which is a sad realisation about how film has changed since 1967. Contemporary comedy writers and film directors should take a leaf out of Billy Wilder's director's manual and be inspired by a masterful film maker. The Fortune Cookie is a heart-warming, cleverly written, meaningful, funny and artistically brilliant classic, where the pairing of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon is directional acting of sheer class.
A few years earlier in 1960, Billy Wilder produced The Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine. It is a little darker in mood but the Wilder magic shines through to produce another touching and amusing masterpiece. CH