The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California on June 30, 1978 · 40
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The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California · 40

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Friday, June 30, 1978
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Fri June 30 1978 The Freno Bee ' Private Peter Falk unravels a myriad of mysteries in his role as "The Cheap Detective” playing at UA Movies 4 He b shown confronting an aged recluse (played by Sid Ceo-sar) and his vivacious wife Ann Margrat at left and surrounded by a bevy of beau ties in photo at right JT Wit GRAFFITI: 1K)0 5:10 - 9:20 ROUIR: 3:05 -7:15 &LLE WILLIAM LEE HOLDEN GRANT An exciting cliff-hnngcr IMKMXliWINfcr IWflEN 0MENH The first time was only a warnings A HARVEY BERNHARD PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH MACE NEUFELD WILLIAM HOLDEN LEE GRANT R O CAPRICORN ONE NOW - EXCLUSIVE SHOWING! FESTIVAL"!”" CINEMAS una DASY PESTVai ENTWH55 PACIflC DftVf JNS DKIV6-M CO-HIT “TOOLBOX MURDERS” UMN HACKSTONC I " ii-7Me I THEATRES NuaMstMan 2271430 toots aw 1111 MWSAT IUBMI ft Ml (leu M4N NTNE4TWS CREST- 23S-73S HELD OVER AT - BOTH -I THEATRESI MHCMVE-INS SUNNYSIDE n DRIVf-IN 'A THEATRE OIMtOOMSMC ttl-WS ' Just uihenyaifhaMjhtiium safe 'hgobo&mthe water mm T ' '? ' ' is-' i y c yi i &' -s -V-: 's ’ v 5t LORRAINE GARY ROY SCHBDER is the word mns2 MURRAY KAMlilON JHNEWW AROGERTSTOWmALLANCARR PRODUCTION i:4 i i'i fo visa own Saras rcTir— -- i My IE TOO wn$gs FM TOUIfia CMUKI FESTIVAL vi CINEMAS THE CHEAP DETECTIVE — Neil Simon has done it again Written a film that is funny entertaining and a treat for old movie bul b Combined together and working amazingly well are elements from "Hie Maltese Falcon" and “Casablanca” with touches of “To Have and Have Not" and "Farewell My Lovely” thrown in Peter Falk is the Bogie character a detective with a past and a murdered partner He not so much impersonates Bogie but gives the inflection of that actor's Sam Spade alias Rick Blaine After ditching his partner’s widow with whom he had been having an affair Lou Peckinpaugh (Falk) is called to meet someone called Pepe Damascus (Dom DeLuise) St Nix Cafe Here Peckinpaugh meets his lost love and her French patriot husband who wants to escape to Oakland and open a French restaurant hut has die Cincinnati Nazis on Ms traiL After all that the detective meets Damascus who tells a strange story about some diamonds masquerading as eggs and a man named Jasper Blubber who wants them Anyway the less said about the plot the better You have to see it to enjoy it All the roles are gems for the various acton: DeLuise’s oily thief ala Peter Lorn John Houseman amply padded as the greedy fat man Louise Fletcher coolly elegant m the Ingrid Bergman-like role Madeline Kahn’s mystery woman of many disguises and Marsha Mason as the slightly daffy widow Eileen Brennan plays the sultry nightclub sing- says to Falk as “call me You do know how to dial don’t you? You er who says to Fuk as she’s leaving Ms room just put your finger” And Ann Margrat received this particular audience’s attention slinking around as the overly ripe young wife of an elderly eccentric (Sid Caesar) Also around are Stockard Charming portraying a more innocent girl than she did in "Grease” Paul Williams in the Elisha Cook Jr role Nichoi Williamson as the nasty Nazi and Fernando Lamas as the patriot ala Paul Henried Everything of course has a touch of humor The only problem is while you’re laughing you might miss some of the rapid fire dialogue some of which sounds vaguely familiar Rated PG the film is playing at UA Movies 4 — Kathey Clarey The world watched ANTHONY QUINN JACQUELINE BISSET THE GREEK TGGDN s BARGAIN MATINEE DAILY WIL 100PM tLSO DAILY 1:16 3t25 Ec2S 730 MO FIG GARDEN 0 CINEMAS '4tmsno JOHNTRAVOUA OUVIANEWTON-JOHN GREASE riSTOCKARDCHATlMIMGeBno uispciiiguHta)p(MKBbjf EVE ARDEN FRAMKE AVALON W BIjQNDELL EDO BVRTHES SID CAESAR AUCE GHOSTIEY DOPY GOODMAN SHA-NA-NA FRESNO EXCLUSIVEI! NOW SHOWING IN TWO THEATRESI SlVM5S?83i?lV:5 uitf Show Fri-Uon 11:15 TWENTIETH OENWK nmn A UOMMOD PKXUOON targ MARK HAMIL HARRISON FORD CARRIE FBHER POERQJ5HNG AUECGUttJQS VmMltanlt taknOto Miariv MM o"w baAGaiKhaYikee BaiLY TILL LM iCko 1HI t-4S S OW i-tf ‘Cheap Detective’ is bargain humor ? !T t W £ V i i I Aw !b V I f

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