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The Last of Sheila (1973)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  14 June 1973 (USA)
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

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Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run car accident following a party one night. A year later her multi-millionaire husband, Clinton, invites a group of her friends to spend a week on a his yacht. He's a notorious practical joker and insists his guests play a mystery game where each has been assigned a crime for the others to discover. Each night a series of clues is planted in the local port and the team must solve the identity of the criminal-of-the-day. However, things get out of hand and soon there's a real crime to solve. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The joke name of the film that Clinton Greene (James Coburn) derisively refers to Tommy Parkman (Richard Benjamin)'s latest film, which Tom had done a re-write on, was "A Fistful of Lasagne". This reference was an obvious dig at the spaghetti western sub-genre where about two years earlier Coburn had appeared in the spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the Revolution (1971) [A Fistful of Dynamite]. See more »

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[Spoilers]If Clinton was murdered by being stabbed on the back of the neck with an icepick, the medical examiner was bound to discover that wound and realize that it was not Lee who killed Clinton. See more »

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Lee: You were always so sweet to me, at Daddy's legendary Sunday lunches.
Philip: I can still see you sitting on Olivia DeHavilland's lap.
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A classy puzzle
8 May 2004 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is not a movie for those who like their fare to be obvious. Coming from the pens of Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, it is a witty, erudite little puzzle that expects you to pay attention and work with it. It's also a delightfully acerbic look at the Industry and those who work in it.

The cast in the main rises to the challenge Coburn is in fine form as the manipulative Clinton; the late Joan Hackett reminds you, what we lost as an actress in the part of Lee and James Mason, exudes charm as Phillip. Raquel Welch is perhaps at sea a bit in some of the scenes compared to Ian McShane as her husband and the wonderful Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin. Herbert Ross directs what is a complex story with a deft touch right up to the denoument - which is brilliant and has a great pay-off line.

The dvd version has a commentary with Cannon, Benjamin and Welch. However, Welch sounds as though she recorded alone and really doesn't offer much insight into the whole project except for comments about her wardrobe and the fact that she didn't understand the plot, but that was ok as she says because her character had little understanding of what was going on either.


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