THE CHEAP DETECTIVE (Theatrical Release USA 1978)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Cheap Detective
—well written comedy—has WOW! factor all over it due to its mixing of 1940s-style detective story elements with exaggerated emphasis on the usual drama in detective stories. Add Peter Falk as the detective and out pops a movie presentation that more than pleases. It is, as a whole,  watchable for the adult R-Rated audience but this is by no means an R-Rated film.

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 A detective works to solve a mystery despite many misleading clues.

 Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Robert Moore for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Ray Stark for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk), Jezebel Dezire (Ann Margret), Betty DeBoop (Eileen Brennan), Ezra Dezire (Sid Caesar), Bess (Stockard Channing), and Marcel (James Coco). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Yes. It’s a fun romp that takes involvement to track its story. Very cleverly done.

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