Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

  |  Book Tickets: 23/06/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/1995
  |  Watch Now: 22/08/2008
  |  84 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Film Poster


Noir spoof utilising cleverly edited clips from the films of Hollywood's golden era. Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is a down on his luck private eye hired by Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) to investigate the suspicious death of her father, a noted scientist and cheesemaker. Reardon is soon interacting with suspicious characters portrayed by such stars of yore as James Cagney, Alan Ladd, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and Veronica Lake. The film is dedicated to costume designer Edith Head, whose last production this was.