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626 Ratings

Murder by Death

Directed by Robert Moore
United States, 1976
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller


Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks—satirizing everything from old Charlie Chan films to Miss Marple—are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

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Murder by Death Directed by Robert Moore

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1977 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1977 | Nominee: Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male

Critics reviews

Yes, Eileen Brennan, who recently passed away, was really funny in CLUE. But nearly a decade before playing Miss Peacock she was equally hilarious as Tess Skeffington, private eye Sam Diamond’s leggy legwoman, in MURDER BY DEATH. In a movie crammed with zingy one-liners she gets some of the best, delivered with her trademark weary growl, including: “I’ll tell you later. It’s disgusting.”
August 09, 2013
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