The Cheap Detective

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Neil Simon-scripted spoof of films based on Chandler/Hammett private eye novels, with Casablanca thrown in for bad measure. Designed as a follow-up to the scarcely more successful Murder by Death, it's the usual collection of quickfire one-liners punctuated by huge wads of unfunny padding. Buffs may amuse themselves by noting obvious references to The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely and the like. The Cheap Idea might have been a better title.

By: NF


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Moore
Neil Simon
Peter Falk
Eileen Brennan
James Coco
Dom DeLuise
Stockard Channing
John Houseman
Louise Fletcher
Phil Silvers
Sid Caesar
Madeline Kahn
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