->'''Connie:''' Your daughter's not your daughter, and the cash that used to be your jewels is now your underwear!\\
'''Snaps:''' Now you've got it!\\
'''Connie:''' I got it! ''(beat)'' I don't even know what I'm ''talkin' '' about!

A screwball farce written by Claude Magnier as a play about an industrialist trying to get back the money one of his employees stole and the resulting complications. It was made into a French film (starring the great Creator/LouisDeFunes, who also starred in the play countless times) in 1967 that he co-wrote. Then in 1991 he updated the play to be about a mobster trying to go straight, adding an extra complication to the plot. This was then made into an American film by director Creator/JohnLandis, starring SylvesterStallone and TimCurry, among several character actors.

A traditional farce, it features loads of swapping of little black bags (which may contain jewels or underwear, as the plot requires) than any other film in memory. Contains the mook with a ridiculous armory in his jacket (blackjack, pistol, club, knife, switchblade, brass knuckles...): "It's like disarming Germany!"

Not to be confused with the nickname for the AcademyAward (which it didn't win any anyway).
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!!''Oscar'' (the american movie) provides examples of the following tropes:
* ArrangedMarriage: Lisa is in one of these when the film starts, only to have it fall through when the husband falls for their maid.
* CallBack: Unlike director Creator/JohnLandis, Snaps is not a fan of CabCalloway's ''[[TheBluesBrothers Minnie The Moocher]]''.
* ChekhovsSkill: The fact Aldo doesn't make noise when he walks.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Spoofed when Snaps states of all the lowlifes he met in his life, the bankers are the really scary people.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Anthony converts his petty cash to jewels, which he keeps in one of the bags that keep switching.
** Later, it was deciding to give up the jewels, rather than lose Lisa, that proved he really loved her.
* ExtendedDisarming: "It's like disarming [[WorldWarI Germany...]]"
* FakePregnancy: Lisa lies to her father about being pregnant so he will allow her to marry her boyfriend.
* {{Farce}}: The film is closer to [[TheThirties 1930s]] farces than modern comedies.
* GoOutWithASmile: Snaps's father after Angelo promises to go straight. But he gives Angelo another slap just so he won't forget.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Oscar, [[spoiler:up until the end, when he tries to stop Lisa's marriage and is turned out on his ear.]]
* IGaveMyWord: Snaps is insistent on fulfilling his father's dying wish in the face of the day's mounting insanity, only giving up after the bankers try and fail to rip him off.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow
* LastRequest: Snaps promises his dying father that he'll give up his life of crime at the beginning of the film, thus setting things in motion.
* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->'''Snaps:''' Damn! Son of a-- ''(sees Father Clemente)'' gun, gosh almighty! Cheese and crackers!
* LoveAtFirstSight: The ArrangedMarriage Angelo makes for Lisa falls through because the guy fell in love with the family's maid.
* LukeYouAreMyFather / LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Theresa said she was Angelo's daughter to make Anthony think she came from a well-to-do family. She later confesses this lie to Angelo himself. Neither she nor Angelo knew that Theresa really is Snaps' daughter from when he and her mother Roxanne worked for the same mob boss.]]
* MistakenForPregnant: Lisa tricks Snaps into thinking she's pregnant so he'll let her marry whom she thinks is her ex, Oscar.
* MistakenIdentity: Snaps thinks Anthony wants to marry Lisa at first, while Lisa thinks Oscar came back to marry her when he tells her.
* MyBelovedSmother: Thornton identifies with Lisa wanting to get out of the house, since his mother "can be so possessive".
* OffTheTable: When the bankers showed they didn't trust Angelo, he ended up not doing business with them.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Snaps browbeats Anthony into marrying Lisa by convincing him that his tailors, the Finuccis are really hired killers. When they later brag about their success (a photo of a murdered gangster wearing one of their suits) and offer to make him a suit, Anthony thinks they're the ones who killed him and are threatening to do the same to him.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The presumably-Irish maid drops her accent as soon as she's out of the Provolone household, but turns it back on when she returns for her bag.
* OverlyLongGag: The ExtendedDisarming example above.
* OverprotectiveDad: Snaps, who already has a marriage set up for Lisa whether she likes it or not, and resorts to deception, blackmail, threats, and bribery to get her a husband when he thinks that she's pregnant.
* PrettyInMink: Sofia wears a couple, and the maid wears a fur coat after she leaves to get married.
* TheRoaringTwenties
* RunningGag: Hoo boy.
* SherlockScan: Dr. Poole does a version of this with Anthony by guessing where he's from based off how he speaks. Before he says a word. This was not the first time they had met though.
* SatchelSwitcheroo
* ScrewballComedy
* ShoutOut: [[{{Film/Clue}} "Damn, a double negative!"]]
* ASimplePlan: Several, which makes this a simple plan pileup.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Connie's loads of weapons that he has in his clothes. Among many other things, his arsenal includes revolvers, knives, poison, a meathook, a flail, and a ''ticking bundle of dynamite.''
* WholeCostumeReference: Lisa's FairytaleWeddingDress is a copy of the dress from ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.
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