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"By the time the world's greatest detectives figure out whodunnit... you could die laughing!"

Murder by Death is an exciting entry in the mystery genre. The film was produced in 1976. The film relies heavily on the Ten Little Indians Theme while blending in comedic undertones that propel the film along at an even pace. The film has a large cast of very interesting characters played by well-known character actors. Top cast members include Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Nancy Walker, and Peter Falk. The lively comic film was also penned by Neil Simon. The director of Murder by Death was Robert Moore.

The movie starts when a reclusive millionaire decides to throw a very special dinner party for a few select guests. Truman Capote plays the strange millionaire who invites some of the world’s greatest detectives to his mansion for a diner party. The detectives also bring along their associates, which makes for more fun. The guests are a very bizarre mix of detectives. The host has a very special challenge in mind for these guests. During the dinner party there is going to be a murder. Of course, solving the murder should be easy since the room is filled with the best detectives in the world. The millionaire offers one million dollars to the detective at the party who is the first to solve the murder, thus proving that he is the best detective in the world.

The detectives soon discover that everything is indeed a mystery. Nothing in the mansion is exactly what it appears to be at first glance. There are a number of clever twists and turns in the plot. A number of strange encounters take place. Someone is definitely working behind the scenes. Is it the strange and eccentric millionaire or someone else? Murder by Death is an entertaining movie for the entire family. Warning: might not be suitable for very young children because of language and violence.

PG
| 1976 | 1 hr 34 min | 7.4/10 | 62/100
Cast
Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk
Studio
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director
Robert Moore
Language
English
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Also directed by Robert Moore

Also starring Truman Capote

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