Stylish shoestring noir, and an admirable filmmaking debut for the brothers Coen — Ethan (writer/producer) and Joel (writer/director). Visser (M. Emmet Walsh) is a sleazy, greasy private eye in a mustard-yellow leisure suit, hired by Texas strip-bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya)
to kill his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her lover Ray (John Getz). Instead, Visser fakes the double hit by doctoring photographs and then fills Julian with lead. When Ray discovers Julian in a pool of blood, he goes "simple" — foolishly cleaning up after the murder on the assumption
that Abby committed it. His actions distorted by his blinding passion, Ray then takes the body to an ...