The Fine Art Of Spoofery: Murder By Death | Denver Film Society | Robert Moore | USA

The Fine Art Of Spoofery: Murder By Death

Robert Moore

Classic, Comedy, Mystery

EnglishUSA197694 min


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Screens Sunday, July 15th at 2pm on an archival 35mm print!
FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members

The Fine Art Of Spoofery is the theme for this summer batch of DFS Member's screenings, taking a hard look at the soft, chewy center of the cinematic comedy: the spoof movie! It's one thing to write a comedy but it takes a great hand to cross the line and take a satirical look at genres and serious subjects in pop culture and create an everlasting time capsule that will stay funny for decades. We think this selection is one of those greats!

Five diverse, infamous private eyes, including Sam Diamond (Peter Falk), Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) and Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester), are invited to the mysterious Lionel Twain's castle for a dinner party. There, they are told that Twain plans an unsolvable murder in the house at midnight -- and he will pay $1 million to the one who determines the killer. But when Twain's blind butler, Bensonmum (Alec Guinness), dies long before the deadline, the stakes go up for the trapped sleuths.

Cinematographer: David M. Walsh | Screenwriter: Neil Simon
Cast: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lancaster