The Late Show
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Even though he barely makes enough money to cover his expenses and finds divorce cases (his bread and butter) unsavory, aging detective Ira Wells (Art Carney) is determined to stay active and to retain some amount of self-respect. When his partner Harry Regan (Howard Duff) is killed while on assignment, Ira agrees to take on his current case, although he can't see how it has anything to do with his friend's murder, which he is anxious to solve. In order to survive, by solving the case of his client's missing cat, and solving the murder of his friend, Ira winds up accepting a lot of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Late Show is a masterpiece disguised as a fluffy mystery-comedy."
‑ David Cornelius,
"The Late Show is a detective flick that modestly delivers more than one expects."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An odd and sneakily enjoyable little flick. Tomlin & Carney make a great pair."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A loose, funny and crafty detective flick with an unusual cast."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A great idea of the genius of Robert Benton to come."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Carney and Tomlin make a fine odd couple in this tip of the hat to old-time detective thrillers."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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