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 number of credited old movies that were used for footage in this film was eighteen but it's nineteen if one counts the unbilled Keeper of the Flame (1943).
Rigby Reardon: My name's Reardon. Sorry to hear your father's passed on.
Leona: No, he hasn't. He won't be back till Sunday.
Rigby Reardon: Sunday? You don't understand, Mrs. Hastings. I'm investigating your father's death.
Leona: Well, that's absurd! My father called me ...
When Juliet first sucks a bullet out of Rigby, she wipes off her lipstick first. After sucking out the bullet, she's wearing lipstick again although she never reapplied any.
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) (21 May 1982)
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