Murder By Death
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1976
Director: Robert Moore
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-079342
Running time: 1:35 (95 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 18, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#2981)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 28, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
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!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Rastar Productions
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Chinese
English
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Thai
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Full Screen)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • 4-Page Booklet
Crew
Direction
Robert Moore....Director
Writing
Neil Simon....Writer
Production
Ray Stark....Producer
Cinematography
David M. Walsh....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John F. Burnett....Film Editor
Margaret Booth....Film Editor
Music
Dave Grusin....Composer
Sound
Jerry Jost....Production Sound Mixer
Tex Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Stephen Grimes....Production Designer
Augie Lohman....Visual Effects
Harry Kemm....Art Director
Charles Schram....Make-up Artist
Joseph Di Bella....Make-up Artist
Cast
Eileen Brennan....Tess Skeffington
Truman Capote....Lionel Twain
James Coco....Milo Perrier
Peter Falk....Sam Diamond
Alec Guinness....Bensonmum
Elsa Lanchester....Jessica Marbles
David Niven....Dick Charleston
Peter Sellers....Sidney Wang
Maggie Smith....Dora Charleston
Nancy Walker....Maid
Estelle Winwood....Nurse
James Cromwell....Marcel
Richard Narita....Willie Wang