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.
Second consecutive back-to-back movie which referenced the Golden Age of Hollywood for actor Steve Martin whose previous picture, Pennies from Heaven (1981), was an MGM musical in the style of that studio's Old Hollywood musicals.
The guard looks suspicious. Act like I'm your ma.
Captain Jarrett: Sure.
Rigby Reardon: Pretend I'm crying. You comfort me.
Captain Jarrett: Relax, Ma.
Rigby Reardon: Say something like, uh, "No, no, Ma. Look, listen to me."
Captain Jarrett: No, no, Ma. Look, listen to me.
Rigby Reardon: That was good. Real good.
After drinking the "Micky" , Rigby is in the bathroom to shave his tongue. The electrical outlet next to the sink is a modern grounded (3 prong) model that wasn't in use until many years after the movie's 1946 time period.
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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