A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.
A classic murder mystery with an offbeat twist.
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Did You Know?
The movie featured Group Theatre founder actress Ruth Nelson
portraying the landlady Mrs. Schmidt, this character name being a spoof of the German aircraft manufacturing company "Messerschmitt". This film was astonishingly Nelson's first theatrical film role in almost thirty years. See more
The first close-up of Charlie's white shoes with blood on them also shows Ira's black shoes right next to him, but Ira doesn't walk up to help Charlie until the following shot. See more
[Ira's talking to Margo
Back in the Forties, this town was crawlin' with dollies like you. Good-lookin' coquettes tryin' their damnedest to act tough as hell. I got news for you: they did it better back then. This town doesn't change - they just push the names around. Same dames... screwin' up their lives just the same way.
References The Thin Man
Lyrics by Stephen Lehner
Music by Ken Wannberg
Sung by Bev Kelly See more