The Late Show

1977 | USA | PG | 93 min.


Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 3, 2019 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Special Screening
Release Year:1977
Runtime:93 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robert Benton
Produced by:Robert Altman
Screenwriter:Robert Benton
Cinematography:Charles Rosher Jr.
Editing By:Peter Appleton
Lou Lombardo
Cast:Art Carney
Lily Tomlin
Bill Macy
Eugene Roche


Private Investigator Ira Wells, played by Oscar-winner Art Carney (Harry and Tonto), feels as though he’s on his last legs. He’s not getting any younger and his detective business is on the fritz. So when his former partner is shot to death while working on a mysterious case, Ira vows to get to the bottom of his friend’s murder. While back in action, Ira is introduced to Margo (played by Lily Tomlin in a Golden Globe nominated performance), a kooky, pot-selling woman who hires Ira to help find her cat she believes has been kidnapped. Lily Tomlin shines in this little-known whodunit that lives up to its original ad tagline: "The nicest, warmest, funniest, and most touching movie you’ll ever see about blackmail, mystery, and murder." This special screening is $5.