Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Film

Comedy

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Time Out says

Not the first movie to be built around cameo performances, but these are somewhat novel. Forties stars (Bergman, Bogart, Cagney, etc.) are exhumed from the Hollywood vaults to live again in a new mystery comedy whose convolutions stem not least from forcing various clips from old thrillers to look as though they belong together. Some amusement is derived from watching a film that so obviously had to be worked out backwards. The bits in between feature likeable Martin as a keen but clumsy detective - with all the good lines, which is no bad thing because he's the best part of this fairly amusing, clever exercise in editing.
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Release details

UK release:

1982

Duration:

88 mins

Cast and crew

Production Designer:

John F DeCuir

Screenwriter:

Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, George Gipe

Producer:

David V Picker, William E McEuen

Cast:

Rachel Ward, Reni Santoni, Carl Reiner, George Gaynes, Steve Martin

Editor:

Bud Molin

Director:

Carl Reiner

Cinematography:

Michael Chapman

Music:

Miklós Rozsa

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Magmabulle

A surprisingly good and underrated film noir pastiche, and also very funny. They could have removed the pointless cameos though, as they don't feel very natural.

Magmabulle

A surprisingly good and underrated film noir pastiche, and also very funny. They could have removed the pointless cameos though, as they don't feel very natural.