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FILM | Classic Films: A Tribute to Sir Alec Guinness

Murder by Death

Tuesday, April 1, 1:30 p.m.


  • FREE; no reservations


In Neil Simon’s Murder by Death, a group of detectives and their guests are invited to a secluded mansion by Lionel Twain (Truman Capote) in order to solve a complex murder mystery. Alec Guinness plays Twain’s comical blind butler.

Murder by Death takes satirical inspiration from traditional whodunit mysteries and well-known detective characters such as Sam Spade and Agatha Christie. The all-star cast includes Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, and Eileen Brennan.

Directed by Robert Moore. (1976, 94 min. Rated PG.)

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