PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
The film cast includes nine Oscar winners: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Edmond O'Brien, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Burt Lancaster, Charles Laughton and Ray Milland; and six Oscar nominees: Brian Donlevy, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Lana Turner and Cary Grant.
So there it was: the Carlotta mystery all wrapped up in a neat little bundle. As I stood there kissing Juliet, I thought of nothing but hanging up my gun and spending the rest of my days in that ivy-covered cottage. Little did I realize that, less ...
At one point Reardon references the Kinsey Report; the first volume was published in 1948, but the movie is set in 1946.
After the Cast there comes the dedication: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid was Edith Head's final film. To her, and to all the brilliant technical and creative people who worked on the films of the 1940's and 1950's, this motion picture is affectionately dedicated.
$4,289,601 (USA) (23 May 1982)
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