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Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)

A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or ... See full summary »

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Mickey Isador
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Della Isador
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Val Rooney
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Roger Boulting
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Leila Martin ...
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Tony Page ...
Joe (as Anthony Page)
Donald Marye ...
Leo
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A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or anybody else in the neighborhood, and decides to investigate the case himself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Somebody just murdered your friendly neighborhood hooker. See more »

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Commendable hard-boiled crime program.
22 January 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A very small film which was born unto immediate obscurity, WHO KILLED MARY WHAT'S HER NAME? deserves to be exhumed from the graveyard of forgotten movies and given a second look. Red Buttons is surprisingly good in his out-of-character role as a decent Joe Anyman who's trying to unravel the mystery of a rundown neighborhood hooker who's turned up murdered, a case to which the authorities have been entirely unresponsive. The various creatures of the street all knew who she was, mostly as just a nameless, faceless movement in a sideways glance.

What comes to light in this film is the difficult truth that a specific demographic in this country simply doesn't matter, even to each other...a sad look at an urban reality, and despite the visible limitations of tight financing, this is a worthy minor picture.

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