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.
As Rigby leaves Altfeld's office, he is taken by three thugs whom he refers to as the Three Stooges. In the confrontation with the Thug Boss (Kirk Douglas), he assaults one of the thugs in the slapstick style of the Three Stooges.
All dames are alike: they reach down your throat so they can grab your heart, pull it out and they throw it on the floor, and they step on 'em with their high heels, they spit on it, shove it in the oven and they cook the shit out of it. Then they ...
Rolodex card file wasn't marketed until 1958, yet appears on a desk in scene set in Forties.
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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