Gumshoe (1972)

  • Comedy
  • 1h 28m

Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) is a comedian turned private eye who gets into hot water when he meets a fat man (George Silver) and a femme fatale (Janice Rule). Armed with only rapid-fire banter and sharpened instinct, Ginley must save the dame from a drug smuggling ring before the joke’s on him. Paying homage to Bogart, Chandler and Hammett, Gumshoe puts a clever spin on the classic detective tale. Oscar nominees Albert Finney (2000, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich) and Stephen Frears (1990, Best Director, The Grifters) are partners in crime in this sleuth spoof that features Janice Rule, Billie Whitelaw and Wendy Richard.

Director

Stephen Frears

Language

English

Subtitles

English