The Fickle Finger of Fate

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The Fickle Finger of Fate
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Directed by Richard Rush
Produced by Sidney W. Pink
Written by Jim Henaghan
Aurelio López Monis
Starring Tab Hunter
Luis Prendes
Gustavo Rojo
Fernando Hilbeck
Ralph Brown
Music by Gregorio García Segura
Cinematography Antonio Macasoli
Edited by John Horvath
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
1967 (1967)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Spain
United States
Language Spanish

The Fickle Finger of Fate (also known as El Dedo del destino and The Cup of St. Sebastian) is a 1967 comedy film directed by Richard Rush, produced by Sidney W. Pink, and starring Tab Hunter. Hunter stars as a clumsy businessman who accidentally gets wrapped up in a plot of intrigue while on a trip to Spain.

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Richard Rush (director) American movie director, scriptwriter, and producer

Richard Rush is an American film director, scriptwriter, and producer. He is best known for the Oscar-nominated The Stunt Man. His other works, however, have been less celebrated. The next best-known of his films is Color of Night — the film won a Golden Raspberry Award as the worst film of 1994, but Maxim magazine also singled the film out as having the Best Sex Scene in film history. Rush, who's directing career began in 1960, also directed Freebie and the Bean, an over-the-top police buddy comedy/drama starring Alan Arkin and James Caan. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film Air America.

Sidney W. Pink was an American movie producer and occasional director. He has been called the father of feature-length 3-D movies. He is also noted for producing early spaghetti westerns and low-budget science-fiction films, and for his role in actor Dustin Hoffman's transition from stage to screen.

The film was distributed in America by Troma Entertainment.

Troma Entertainment American independent film production and distribution company

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