I accidentally stumbled on this movie while looking for some good comedy on Itune. When I saw Peter Falk prominently on the poster, I clicked “buy” without hesitance. Thinking it’s another Columbo episodes I missed (how many are they by the way?), I was surprised to see it’s another movie entirely, and with extraordinary cast!
Murder by Death (1976) is a wonderful funny parody of classic detective ficitons: Poirot, Miss Marple, Nick & Nora, Sam Spade and Charlie Chan. The plot revolve around a group of world famous detectives, trapped in an English country house belonged to a cunning mind-twisted millionaire, who challenge them all to solve his unsolvable murder case.
And here Peter Falk portray Sam Spade… well he’s just being Columbo and I love him for it. (or I just have problem distinguish Peter Falk from Columbo, or is it Columbo from Peter Falk?)