Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid


Carl Reiner

Gumshoe investigates the death of a woman's father.

Occasionally amusing film noir spoof that features intertwined interactive clips from old Hollywood movies.

This Gun for Hire
Sorry, Wrong Number
Lost Weekend
The Killers
The Bribe

In a Lonely Place
Dark Passage
The Glass Key
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Johnny Eager
I Walk Alone
Double Indemnity


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21st May 1982

18th June 1982

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
16th March 1999


Steve Martin
Rigby Rearden
Rachel Ward
Juliet Forrest
Alan Ladd
The Exterminator
Carl Reiner
Field Marshall VonKluck
Barbara Stanwyck
Leona Hastings-Forrest (archive footage)
Ray Milland
Sam Hastings (in 'Lost Weekend')
Ava Gardner
Kitty Collins
Burt Lancaster
Swede Anderson
Humphrey Bogart
Phillip Marlowe
Cary Grant
'Handsome' (in 'Suspicion') (archive footage)
Ingrid Bergman
F.X. Huberman (archive footage)
Veronica Lake
Monica Stillpond (archive footage)
Bette Davis
Doris Davermont (archive footage)
Lana Turner
Jimmi-Sue Altfeld (archive footage)
Edward Arnold
Altfeld (archive footage)
Kirk Douglas
Thug Boss (archive footage)
Fred MacMurray
Walter Neff
James Cagney
Captain Cody Jarrett
Joan Crawford
Margaret (archive footage)
Reni Santoni
Carlos Rodriguez
Charles Laughton
The Fat One Who Sweats a Lot
Vincent Price
George Gaynes
Dr. Forrest
Francis X. McCarthy
Waiter (as Frank McCarthy)
Adrian Ricard
Charlie Picerni
Hood (as Charles Picerni)
Gene LeBell
Hood (as Gene Labell)
George Sawaya
Britt Nilsson
Puppy Secretary
Jean Beaudine
Duty Secretary
John Easton Stuart
German Henchman (as John 'Easton' Stuart)
Ronald Spivey
German Henchman
Bob Hevelone
German Henchman
Dieter Curt
German Henchman
Phillip Kearns
German Henchman (as Phil Kearns)
Kent Deigaard
German Henchman
Eugene Brezany
German Henchman
Brad Baird
German Henchman
William Conrad
(in "The Killers") (archive footage)
Charles McGraw
in The Killers (archive footage)
Jeff Corey
(in "The Killers") (archive footage)
John Miljan
(in "The Killers") (archive footage)
Brian Donlevy
(in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
Norma Varden
(in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
Edmond O'Brien
(in "White Heat") (archive footage)
Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith
Veronica Lake
Wally Brown
(archive footage)