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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

CastSteve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, Reni Santoni, George Gaynes, Adrian Ricard
Year released1982
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Newspaper headline: "John Hay Forrest Killed In Accident"
Detective Rigby Reardon: ”I had a hangover...”
Rigby’s new client Juliet Forrest faints in his arms.
Rigby tells Juliet, ”You fainted...”
Juliet: ”You think I’m too impulsive, don’t you...?” (0:02)

Scene from This Gun for Hire (0:08)

Butler Field Marshal Wilfried von Kluck tells Rigby, "You look as though you’re going to faint."
Rigby loses consciousness. (0:10)

Juliet tells Rigby, referring to her brother-in-law Sam Hastings, "He’s a hopeless drunk."
Referring to her sister Leona: ”She’s very disturbed.”
Rigby: ”How disturbed?”
Juliet: ”She’s been diagnosed as a paranoid hypochondriac. Doctors think she may be faking.”
Rigby: ”I’ll know after one word if she’s faking.”
”She’s faking.” Scene from Sorry, Wrong Number
By telephone, Rigby tells Leona, ”I’m sorry to hear your father’s passed on.”
”Listen, you phony fruitcake... Sorry I called you a fruitcake, Mrs. Hastings...”
Rigby tells Juliet, ”When I was seven years old, my father ran off with the cleaning [woman]. My mother died of a broken heart. Now every time someone says cleaning [woman] I go berserk.” (0:12)

Rigby: "It was a street of frustrated hopes and broken dreams."
Scene from The Lost Weekend (0:16)

Scene(s) from The Killers and/or The Bribe (0:19)

Scene from The Killers (0:21)

Scene(s) from The Big Sleep, In a Lonely Place, and/or Dark Passage (0:24)

Scene(s) from The Big Sleep, In a Lonely Place, and/or Dark Passage
Rigby: ”You drunk?” (0:26)

Cary Grant in scene from Suspicion
Rigby, referring to his harmonica: ”It’s lighter than an accordion and more powerful than a sleeping pill.” (0:29)

Scene from Notorious
Rigby, referring to F. X. Huberman: ”Suddenly I realized she’d slipped me a Mickey.” (0:30)

Ribgy falls unconscious. (0:33)

Rigby, referring to Sam Hastings, "Poor Rummy."
Juliet: ”He fell out of a window...” (0:34)

Scene(s) from The Big Sleep, In a Lonely Place, and/or Dark Passage
By telephone, Rigby tells Marlowe: ”If I do, stay off the booze.” (0:36)

Juliet smacks Rigby in the face. (0:39)

Scene from The Glass Key (0:40)

Scene from Deception
Doris says, ”cleaning woman,” and Rigby goes berserk. (0:41)

Scene(s) from Johnny Eager and/or The Postman Always Rings Twice (0:43)

Rigby tells Jimmi Sue Altfeld, "By the way, your father threatened to have me beat up if I continued to see you." Scene(s) from Johnny Eager and/or The Postman Always Rings Twice (0:46)

Scene from Johnny Eager (0:46)

Scene from I Walk Alone
The lead thug tells Rigby, ”I’m gonna have some sense beaten into you.”
Rigby tells the henchmen, ”... we’ll beat the shit out of him.”
One of the henchmen punches Rigby. A henchman slams his head rendering him unconscious. (0:49)

Rigby punches Juliet in the face, rendering her unconscious.
Rigby: ”... beating up a woman.”
Juliet: ”Also been... drugged...” (0:50)

Rigby cross-dressed (0:52)

Scene from Double Indemnity: Walter Neff tells Rigby, "I’m crazy about you, baby."
Rigby: ”I’m crazy about you too.” (0:53)

Rigby: "I wanted to knock him out fast."
Neff loses consciousness. (0:54)

Juliet tells Rigby, "I think you’re beginning to enjoy dressing as a woman."
Juliet: ”I’m worried about you. Since you were beaten up I’ve had nightmares about something awful happening to you.” (0:56)

Scene from White Heat
Rigby tells Captain Cody Jarrett, ”Papers said you were hit in the head by a flying wrench...”
Rigby: ”... but don’t worry...” (0:58)

Juliet tells Rigby, "I’ll go to the drugstore..." (1:00)

Scene from Humoresque (1:01)

Rigby, drinking heavily: "Was Juliet crazy like her sister? Had she fallen in love with the cab driver on the way to the drugstore?" Scene(s) from The Big Sleep, In a Lonely Place, and/or Dark Passage (1:03)

Scene from The Killers and/or The Bribe (1:06)

Scene from The Killers and/or The Bribe (1:07)

Scene from The Bribe (1:09)

Scene from The Killers and/or The Bribe (1:10)

Rigby: "When I came to..., But even in my stupor I knew he was one of the big fish...” (1:12)

Scene from The Bribe (1:13)

Policeman Carlos tells Rigby, "Don’t worry about your pajamas..."
”... don’t worry about your pajamas...” (1:14)

Rigby tells Field Marshal Wilfried von Kluck, "Former chief of Hitler’s Special Secret Weapons Corps."
Von Kluck: ”So we were obliged to... drug him, and bring him here.”
Rigby reacts when von Kluck says ”cleaning woman.”
Von Kluck calls his men ”Fools.” (1:18)

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