Sam Spade, Junior
Created by Don M. Mankiewicz and Gordon Cotler
With a heavy debt to Dashiell Hammett
In this pretty well-done tribute/spoof of the classic Huston directed, Bogie-starring classic PI flick, The Maltese falcon, George Segal plays SAM SPADE JUNIOR, who's inherited his dad's detective agency, still on the trail of that elusive black bird. Helping him out are members of the 1941 cast, Lee Patrick and Elisha Cook Jr., reprising their roles as faithful secretary Effie Perrine and the gunsel Wilmer. And there's a good performance by Stephane Audran in the Brigid role.
By the way, George Segal has had a long, and fruitful connection with detective fiction. He's also been in the film version of Donald Westlake's The Hot Rock, and starred in Murphy's Law, a TV show about a freelance insurance investigator.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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