Murder By Death

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  • PG
The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu, who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Peter Falk, James Coco, Elsa Lanchester,... read more
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The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu, who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Peter Falk, James Coco, Elsa Lanchester, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Eileen Brennan, Nancy Walker, James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof MURDER BY DEATH. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (celebrated author Truman Capote in a Golden Globe® -nominated performance) is the setting for the twisted puzzler. Twain informs his guests that one of them will be murdered at the stroke of midnight. The pay-off: $1 million to whoever lives through the night. MURDER BY DEATH neatly lampoons both the mystery genre and the characterizations of these instantly recognizable gumshoes. Match wits with the super sleuths, but remember, you can't win if you end up dying from laughter!

Original Release

06/23/1976

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Cast

Alec Guinness Bensonmum
Peter Falk Sam Diamond
David Niven Dick Charleston
Peter Sellers Sidney Wang
Maggie Smith Dora Charleston
James Coco Milo Perrier
Eileen Brennan Tess Skeffington
Truman Capote Lionel Twain
Nancy Walker Maid
Estelle Winwood Nurse
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Moore

Writers

Neil Simon

Cast

Alec Guinness Bensonmum
Peter Falk Sam Diamond
David Niven Dick Charleston
Peter Sellers Sidney Wang
Maggie Smith Dora Charleston
James Coco Milo Perrier
Eileen Brennan Tess Skeffington
Truman Capote Lionel Twain
Nancy Walker Maid
Estelle Winwood Nurse
James Cromwell Marcel
Richard Narita Willie Wang
Elsa Lanchester Jessica Marbles
Fay Wray Screaming door bell (voice) (archive sound)
Myron Myron the Dog

Producers

Editors

John F. Burnett

1977 Golden Globe Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male Nominated
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