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I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1975)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | December 1975 (USA)
Oliver is in trouble. He's been caught embezzling money from his father's company, and unless he can pay back the $250,000 he took (which he can't), he will be fired from his job, arrested ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven H. Stern)

Writers:

Mickey Rose (screenplay by), Jerry Cutler (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Dishy ... Jordan Oliver
Joanna Barnes ... Clarice Oliver
Bill Dana ... Bobo
Harvey Jason ... Mr. Patlow
Severn Darden ... Mr. Fletch / Dr. deHart
Vito Scotti ... Col. Guido Ameche
George Memmoli ... Nurse Dagon
Richard Libertini ... Cafe Waiter / Jack Kirsten
Steve Franken ... Harold Booker Esq. (as Stephen Franken)
Jay Robinson Jay Robinson ... Insane Actor
Jack DeLeon ... Doctor Binay
Angelo Rossitto ... Little Pianist / Newsboy
Ian Wolfe ... Philips the Butler
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Frieda the Maid
Marvin Miller ... Jordan's Boss
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Storyline

Oliver is in trouble. He's been caught embezzling money from his father's company, and unless he can pay back the $250,000 he took (which he can't), he will be fired from his job, arrested and probably sent to jail. Meanwhile, his rich wife has not only refused to bail him out of this mess, she's planning to divorce him. Desperate, Oliver thinks up a way out. He takes out an insurance policy on his wife with him as the beneficiary, then hires a hit man to kill her. The only problem is that because the doctor who performed the examination is an incompetent fraud, the insurance policy is invalid. Desperate to call off the hit, Oliver tracks down the hit man, only to find that he's subcontracted the killing to another hit man. Tracking down that killer reveals that he, too, has hired it out to a third person, and so on, and so on. Just how many people are trying to kill Oliver's wife? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill My Wife... Please! See more »

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Production Co:

Cinema Arts Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bob Dishy was a last-minute replacement to star in the Mickey Rose screenplay when the producer was unable to insure Peter Sellers, due to Sellers' heart condition. See more »

Goofs

Richard Libertini's character is referred to as "James Kirsten" several times and is listed that way on his office building's directory, but when Jordan Oliver and the other characters meet him he is thereafter referred to only as "Jack Kirsten." See more »

Quotes

Clarice Oliver: [Sharing with her attorney her concerns about Jordan] He keeps acting, pretending he's other people.
Harold Booker, Esq.: You mean how he sometimes thinks he's Humphrey Bogart?
Clarice Oliver: Oh, that's not so bad. The Bogart thing was a game with us. We were gay, we laughed.
[Smiling]
Clarice Oliver: He's be Bogart and I'd be Bacall and -
[suddenly disturbed]
Clarice Oliver: and then without warning he was Peter Lorre! Harold, he made me be Sydney Greenstreet. I gained 35 pounds in one month!
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Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Polonaise Op.53 in A flat major
(uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Way Too Silly to be Considered Funny
20 July 2001 | by rwintSee all my reviews

Abysmal farce about a man who hires a hit man to kill his wife, but when he wants to call it off he can't because it's been sub-contracted to too many different 'wacky' characters. Similar in style to THE BIG BUS and AIRPLANE, but much more sillier. In fact it gets so silly that it becomes dumb, embarrassing, and even more lame than a kiddie flick. The running gag of a faceless killer (we only see his shoes) repeated attempts at killing the wife are poorly executed and photographed. Making them annoying instead of clever or funny. Out of ninety minutes there are really only three that are even half way amusing. Of the few minor highlights: a cuckoo clock in a psychiatrists office, a mexican waiter in a chinese restaurant, and a out of work actor who agrees to do the killing for $6.95. Funny character actors Darden and Libertini play several different roles.


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