#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are “The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta.” Searching for answers, Rigby encounters assorted low-lifes: dangerous men and women who were the hallmarks of the classic detective movies of the 40’s and 50’s. Filming in black and white allows scenes from old movies to be cut into this film. It is through this process that Rigby’s assistant is none other than Philip Marlowe himself.
Plot: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are ‘The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta’.
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Steve Martin’s Affectionate Parody of 1940’s Thrillers
Rigby Reardon, private eye, runs the gauntlet of hoods, femmes fatales and crazed Nazis as he investigates the death of beautiful Juliet Forrest’s father. Who are the mysterious “Friends of Carlotta”? And why does Rigby keep dressing in women’s clothes? And where did Juliet learn to do that trick with her lips? This celebration of the black and white movies of the 1940’s and 50’s is a very clever and very amusing film. Extracts from celluloid classics are skilfully spliced into the action (check out the architectural detail on the doorframe in the Alan Ladd sequence). The film is a vehicle for Martin’s comic talent and he carries it off beautifully. Rachel Ward as Juliet is terrific: she can hold her own with the screen goddesses who so liberally populate the film (Bergman, Davis, Turner and Crawford all make inserted appearances). A project like this could easily have come a cropper, but thanks to the brisk direction of Carl Reiner (who has a great cameo) and Steve Martin’s ability to dominate the screen, the movie is a resounding success. It’s also very funny.
A nifty and ingenious parody of 40’s film noir thrillers
Rugged private detective Rigby Reardon (a splendidly deadpan performance by Steve Martin) is hired by the enticing Juliet Forrest (marvelously essayed to sultry perfection by Rachel Ward) to investigate the murder of her scientist father. Of course, Reardon soon finds himself neck deep in all kinds of trouble as he tries to find out what really happened to Julie’s dad. Director Carl Reiner tells the delightfully off the wall story at a constant fast pace, delivers a meticulous recreation of the 40’s era (special kudos are in order for the sets and costumes), and shows a genuine affection for vintage 40’s noir. It’s a real treat to watch Martin interact with such past stars as Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney (in an especially hilarious scene in which Martin dresses up in drag as Cagney’s mother so he can talk to Cagney in jail!), Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and even Vincent Price; the editing is seamless and the jokes are bright and witty. Martin plays his role with great aplomb; he receives fine support from Ward, Reni Santoni as zealous police chief Carlos Rodriguez, and Reiner as nefarious Nazi villain Field Marshall Von Kluck. Martin’s hard-boiled narration crackles with a lot of choice sharp one-liners and the movie boasts a nice sense of the ridiculous (I love the way Ward keeps removing bullets from Martin’s hide with her teeth!). Michael Chapman’s gorgeous, moody black and white cinematography perfectly captures that distinctive smoky film noir style. Miklos Rozsa’s sweeping, melodramatic score likewise does the trick. A very funny and enjoyable one-of-a-kind comedy hoot.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Carl Reiner
Writer Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Steve Martin
Actors Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner
Production Company Universal Pictures, Aspen Film Society
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor (prints)
Film Length 2,425 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm