Shot in classic black-and-white, this spoof of film noir detective yarns sees Steve Martin interacting with 18 Hollywood greats as private eye Rigby Reardon. He’s tough, rough and ready to take on anything.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is an exciting, action-packed film the way films used to be… literally. And thanks to Fabulous Films, we have THREE copies of Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid on Blu-ray to give away.
Synopsis: Private eye Rigby Reaardon is brought a case by Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward): her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheese-maker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a rat and follows a complex maze of clues that lead to the “Carlotta Lists’. With a little help from his “friends” Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart etc, Reardon gets his man.
Among the actors who pop up are Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster, Vincent Price and Lana Turner. While writing the film, screenwriters Carl Reiner and George Gipe spent countless hours looking through classic films for specific shots and "listening for a line that was ambiguous enough but had enough meat in it to contribute a line". For example Humphrey Bogart appears as a lowly assistant to Reardon using scenes from In a Lonely Place, Dark Passage, and The Big Sleep. Eighty-five sets were constructed for the movie, much larger than the average film due to the need to edit in and merge the old film footage.
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