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The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Crime | March 1975 (USA)
A chicken hatchery owner (and novice private eye) tries to solve the arrow murder of local milkman, philanderer and animal fetishist.

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A chicken hatchery owner (and novice private eye) tries to solve the arrow murder of local milkman, philanderer and animal fetishist.

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25 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a Dead End Kids reunion, although both Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell are in it. It is instead a warped 1970s version of a film noir with utterly bizarre comic elements that hit you more with each viewing. Dell shows magnificent comic timing and utterly dry wit as the trailer park loser who is doing genetic experiments to make chickens lay colored eggs while he also pursues his private detective business. The comedy style here is a mix of some Airplane! style gags and some extremely subtle dark humor involving animal sex, incest, suicide and drugs. All tastefully handled, mind you, because it's so doggone off-the-wall, one cannot be offended. It features:

The most bizarre gunfight in movie history

A straightfaced plea for understanding for those who practice bestiality

Grandpa Walton popping pills like a madman

Barbara Harris being her brilliant self

Hall and Jackie Coogan as a bumbling cop duo

Some of the worst lighting you'll ever see

This movie is extremely hard to find, but should you come across it, I implore you to give it a look and see comedy ahead of its time. Dell, who co-produced and wrote proves he was the Dead End Kid with the most talent. He really should have been in more movies like this in his adult life.


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