The Fortune
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The Fortune
Three's a crowd in Mike Nichols's period caper comedy -- or is it? To dodge the 1920s Mann Act barring the transport of women across state lines for "immoral purposes," not-yet-divorced Nicky (Warren Beatty) has felonious buddy Oscar (Jack Nicholson) marry Nicky's runaway heiress sweetheart Freddy (Stockard Channing) so they can all escape New York for Los Angeles. The three set up house together, but trouble starts brewing when odd man out Oscar decides to get Nicky's attention by exercising his rights as a husband to Freddy. Exasperated with being stuck in the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mike Nichols' period farce is an artistic and commercial misfire--despite the presence of two major stars, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The uneven farce is enjoyable only in spurts."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fascinating mess. Far better than its reputation suggests."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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