Murder by Death

Murder by Death (1976)

By the time the world's greatest detectives figure out whodunnit... you could die laughing!

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1976-06-23
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 775 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rastar Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Moore
star 7.2/10
From 775 Ratings


Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

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  • Truman Capote

    as Lionel Twain
  • Alec Guinness

    as Bensonmum
  • Peter Sellers

    as Sidney Wang
  • David Niven

    as Dick Charleston
  • Maggie Smith

    as Dora Charleston
  • James Coco

    as Milo Perrier
  • Peter Falk

    as Sam Diamond
  • Eileen Brennan

    as Tess Skeffington
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Jessica Marbles
  • Estelle Winwood

    as Nurse
  • Nancy Walker

    as Maid
  • James Cromwell

    as Marcel Cassette
  • Richard Narita

    as Willie Wang
  • Fay Wray

    as Door Bell (archive sound) (uncredited)
Directing Robert Moore Director
Production Ray Stark Producer
Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
Camera David M. Walsh Director of Photography
Editing John F. Burnett Editor
Production Jennifer Shull Casting
Writing Neil Simon Writer
Art Marvin March Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Joe DiBella Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne Walker Hairstylist
Directing Fred T. Gallo Assistant Director
Crew Ron Frazier Carpenter
Sound Jerry Jost Sound mixer
Sound Joseph Kite Boom Operator
Sound Tex Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Frank E. Warner Sound Effects Editor
Crew Augie Lohman Special Effects
Camera Robert Edesa First Assistant Camera
Crew Maurice Marks Stunts
Lighting Norman Harris Gaffer
Camera Roger Shearman Jr. Camera Operator
Camera Mel Traxel Still Photographer
Editing Margaret Booth Supervising Film Editor
Editing Michael A. Stevenson Assistant Editor
Crew Charles Addams Title Graphics
Art Stephen B. Grimes Production Design
Production Roger M. Rothstein Associate Producer
Directing David Sosna Second Assistant Director
Sound George Probert Music Editor
Crew John Brice Editorial Staff
Art Harry Kemm Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Charles H. Schram Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Tony Faso Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Agnes G. Henry Costumer
Production Shari Leibowitz Assistant Production Manager
Crew George Rondo Dialogue Coach
Camera Richard Moran Key Grip
Production Vince Martinez Finance
Costume & Make-Up Mary Malin Assistant Costume Designer
Crew Carol Shapiro Unit Publicist
Production Frank Bueno Producer's Assistant
Directing Julia Tucker Continuity
Art Terry E. Lewis Property Master
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer