The Cheap Detective

1978, Movie, PG, 92 mins

A real romp for Falk playing a wacky Bogart-like gumshoe running around San Francisco and parodying many a Bogie film. Simon's slapstick comedy is a cut below his MURDER BY DEATH but is nevertheless consistently funny--and often hilarious. Falk's character lurches and scrambles through the plots of number of movies--THE MALTESE FALCON and CASABLANCA, to name two--with Mason doing a jiggling imitation of his dead partner's wife (she carries his ashes in a jar constantly being spilled, in a reprise of the role of Gladys George). Kahn is a jut-jawed imitation of Astor, Houseman a blimpish Greenstreet (in a role originally intended for comedian-impressionist George Ki...
Released: 1978 Rated: PG Length: 92 mins

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