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Mickey One (1965)




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A Detroit stand-up comic goes into hiding on Chicago's West Side when he gets in trouble with the mob in this jazzy, atmospheric drama. At first staying undercover, the comic is soon drawn back into the world of show business, leading to his eventual downfall.

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Warren Beatty
as Mickey One
Alexandra Stewart
as Jenny Drayton
Hurd Hatfield
as Ed Castle
Franchot Tone
as Ruby Lopp
Teddy Hart
as Berson
Ralph Foody
as Police Captain
Norman Gottschalk
as The Evangelist
Lucas Dick
as Employment Agent
Jack Goodman
as Cafeteria Manager
Charlene Lee
as The Singer
Benny Dunn
as Nightclub Comic
Dick Baker
as Boss at Shaley's
William Koza
as Art Gallery Patron
David Crane
as Art Gallery Patron
Mike Fish
as Italian Restaurant Owner
Greg Louis
as Bartender
Gus Christy
as Bartender
Lew Prentiss
as Kismet Boss
Boris Gregurevitch
as Kismet Comic
Dink Freeman
as Xanadu MC
Tom Erhardt
as Minor Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Mickey One

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

West Chicago has never been more lunar and rapturously stark than as filmed by Ghislain Cloquet for Penn's Mickey One.

November 12, 2008 | Full Review…

Is it Penn's best movie? I'm tempted to think so.

February 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Mr. Penn seems to think that by keeping it ambiguous, he can roam more freely on both planes, reality and fantasy. But the confusion -- are we inside or outside of Mickey's head? -- is merely confusing.

August 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Cold and strange and alien, yet its absurdism, which fits no era except whatever moment you're watching it in, is a compelling phantasm Chicago that presumes you're guilty until presuming you're ready to die.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Flawed (it's A bit artsy and pretentious), but full of interesting ideas and characters, this collaboration between star Warren Beatty and director Arthur Penn precedes by two years Bonnie and Clyde, their masterpiece.

February 26, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Pretentious art film that lacks the power to hold the viewer's attention.

April 9, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mickey One


The first studio film influenced by the style of the French New-Wave, Mickey one is a surreal, cool, sexy, jazz fueled drama that's a lot of a fun... If you're into that sort of thing. But it does sort of drag at the end daddy-o

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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