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Lou Peckinpaugh, the Cheap detective has entered a world that is half Casablanca and half Maltese Falcon. A parody of Bogart's films in which Lou goes through a series of scenes from the two movies trying to keep ahead of the police who think he killed his partner and find the black bird. Written by
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In order to cash-in on the box-office success of this film's predecessor Murder by Death (1976) (which was a parody of locked room mystery thrillers), some movie posters for this follow up (which is different, a spoof of 1940s private eye, film noir and foreign intrigue thrillers) were designed with cartoons of fifteen characters (evoking a cast of suspects) situated under a giant headline that read "Who Dunnit?". See more »
When Lou and Marlene are talking in his apartment, her scarf keeps changing position from surrounding her face to trailing down the back of her head. See more »
A very funny fast dialogue comedy that spoofs the films of Humphrey Bogart. Peter Falk stars along with a talented cast of leading ladies. They spoof the ladies of the films such as Lauren Bacall who to me was always a great actress but a copy of Ann Sheridan in mannerisms and Veronica Lake in looks. Mary Astor is also another actress as well as Ingrid Bergman to be spoofed. The films leading ladies are Louise Fletcher, Marsha Mason, Stockard Channing, Eileen Brennan, Ann-Margaret and Madeline Kahn who once again steals the spotlight. She has as many as 16 names and looks to go with them. Dom DeLuise, John Houseman, James Coco, Sid Caeser, Fernando Lamas, Paul Williams, Nicol Williamson and Phil Silvers also appear. Its by Neil Simon and he wrote such clever one liners for this film noir comedy classic. Set in 1940 San Francisco, but filmed on a Hollywood sound stage. The 1970's gave us so many spoof films than any other era. Since then its been a trademark. I mean they have been spoofs for decades but the 70's started it big. Today they still make these films by the dozen but to have such a remarkable cast of pros. A lot of them are really dramatic actors but a lot of them are comedy legends. Every genre has its king and queen of that period and in the 1970's the queen was definitely Madeline Kahn a true comic legend.
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