Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Laugh...or I’ll blow your lips off!

  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime
  • Release Date: 1982-05-21
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 355 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Carl Reiner
star 6.6/10
From 355 Ratings


Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

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  • Steve Martin

    as Rigby Reardon
  • Rachel Ward

    as Juliet Forrest
  • Alan Ladd

    as (in "This Gun For Hire") (archive footage)
  • Carl Reiner

    as Juliet's Butler / Field Marshal Wilfried von Kluck
  • Barbara Stanwyck

    as (in "Sorry - Wrong Number") (archive footage)
  • Ray Milland

    as (in "The Lost Weekend") (archive footage)
  • Ava Gardner

    as (in "The Killers" / "The Bribe") (archive footage)
  • Burt Lancaster

    as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
  • Humphrey Bogart

    as (in "The Big Sleep" / "In a Lonely Place" / "Dark Passage") (archive footage)
  • Cary Grant

    as (in "Suspicion") (archive footage)
  • Ingrid Bergman

    as (in "Notorious") (archive footage)
  • Veronica Lake

    as (in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
  • Bette Davis

    as (in "Deception") (archive footage)
  • Lana Turner

    as (in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive footage)
  • Edward Arnold

    as (in "Johnny Eager") (archive footage)
  • Kirk Douglas

    as (in "I Walk Alone") (archive footage)
  • Fred MacMurray

    as (in "Double Indemnity") (archive footage)
  • James Cagney

    as (in "White Heat") (archive footage)
  • Joan Crawford

    as (in "Humoresque") (archive footage)
  • Reni Santoni

    as Carlos Rodriguez
  • Charles Laughton

    as (in "The Bribe") (archive footage)
  • Vincent Price

    as (in "The Bribe") (archive footage)
  • George Gaynes

    as Dr. Forrest
  • Francis X. McCarthy

    as Waiter
  • Gene LeBell

    as Hood
  • William Conrad

    as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
  • Charles McGraw

    as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
  • Jeff Corey

    as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
  • John Miljan

    as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
  • Brian Donlevy

    as (in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
  • Norma Varden

    as (in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
  • Edmond O'Brien

    as (in "White Heat") (archive footage)
Editing Bud Molin Editor
Writing George Gipe Screenplay
Writing Steve Martin Screenplay
Production William E. McEuen Producer
Camera Michael Chapman Director of Photography
Writing Carl Reiner Screenplay
Directing Carl Reiner Director
Production David V. Picker Producer
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Sound James J. Klinger Supervising Sound Editor
Art John DeCuir Production Design
Sound Bill Varney Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer
Crew Ernie F. Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Crew Charlie Picerni Stunts