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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Carl Reiner
 Cast: Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
, Steve Martin
Steve Martin
, Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward
, Reni Santoni
Reni Santoni

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In this post-modernist exercise, star/writer Steve Martin and director Carl Reiner spoof the film noir yarns of the '40s with Martin playing gumshoe Rigby Reardon, who interacts with a legion of Hollywood greats -- including Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward Arnold, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Lana Turner and Joan Crawford -- in a succession of intercut clips from seventeen vintage Hollywood films. Rigby is a low-rent detective (his fee is $10 per day) sitting in his office, waiting for something to happen. That something happens when the voluptuous Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) arrives in his office and faints dead away at the sight of a newspaper that reports on her father's death in a car accident. Juliet is convinced that her father was murdered and offers Rigby $200 to investigate. Upon searching Mr. Forrest's office, he comes upon a list of names under the headings "The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta." As the two delve deeper into the mystery and its requisite deceptions, they encounter an "exterminator," Juliet's surly Nazi butler, Field Marshal Von Kluck (Carl Reiner) and an overly helpful Mexican friend, Carlos Rodriguez (Reni Santoni).

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2021
UPC: 0738329254995
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 3,061

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Rigby Reardon
Rachel Ward Juliet Forrest
Reni Santoni Carlos Rodriguez
Carl Reiner Field Marshall Von Kluck
George Gaynes Dr. Forrest
Frank McCarthy Waiter
Adrian Ricard Mildred
Gene Labell Hood
George Sawava Hood
Ron Spivey Actor
Britt Nilsson Poppy Secretary
Charlie Picerni Hood

Technical Credits
Carl Reiner Director,Screenwriter
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
E. Thomas Case Makeup
Michael Chapman Cinematographer
John De Cuir Production Designer
George Gipe Screenwriter
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Martin Screenwriter
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
William E. McEuen Producer
Richard McWhorter Associate Producer,Production Manager
Bud Molin Editor
Penny Perry Casting
David V. Picker Producer
Glen Robinson Special Effects
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Ric Sagliani Makeup
Sig Tingloff Set Decoration/Design

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