Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) - (Steve Martin) US one-sheet

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) - (Steve Martin) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 40' one-sheet poster for the 1982 Carl Reiner film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid based on a story by Carl Reiner, George Gipe and Steve Martin and starring Steve Martin as private investigator Rigby Reardon. Plot summary: The dialogue and events of the film are assembled in a collage to make a new story from 18 vintage noir films, to which it both pays tribute and spoof. With the help of Phillip Marlowe [Humphrey Bogart] Reardon investigates the cause of the mysterious auto crash that has killed John Hay Forrest [George Gaynes]; he is hired to do this by Forrest's daughter Juliet [Rachel Ward], with whom he also falls in love. Rigby's affection for Rachel threatens to derail his professional objectivity as a criminal plot slowly emerges to destroy the world with deadly cheese mold.

Csst and crew: Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, George Gaynes, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold

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