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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Truman Capote
James Coco
Peter Falk
Alec Guinness
Elsa Lanchester
David Niven
Peter Sellers
Maggie Smith
Directors
Robert Moore
Screenwriters
Neil Simon
Running Time
94 minutes

Murder By Death
All-star comedy spoof from the 1970s.


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Plot
Eccentric tycoon Lionel Twain invites a group of premier sleuths to his mansion and offers a million dollar prize to the detective who solves the mystery of a murder which is scheduled at midnight.


Verdict
This Neil Simon-scripted pastiche of an array of much-loved detective characters is surprisingly charming, with more go


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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