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Who Killed Mary What's 'er Name? Details

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Death of a Hooker was the spell-it-out alternate title for Ernest Pintoff's unorthodox murder mystery . At first, Red Buttons seems an illogical choice for a hero, especially since he plays a diabetic ex-boxer who isn't all that quick on the uptake. But Buttons gradually grows on the audience as he investigates the murder of a Greenwich Village prostitute whom he barely knew. With the help of his daughter Alice Playten, Buttons unearths a great many clues that we either overlooked or ignored by the cops. The film ends abruptly and somewhat tragically, which may have resulted in poor word of mouth when it was first released. Only after it became a Late Late Show perennial did finally find its audience. The largely New York-based cast includes Sylvia Miles, Sam Waterston, Conrad Bain and, in an uncharacteristically repulsive "heavy" role, David Doyle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Antony Page
as Joe
Red Buttons
as Mickey
Alice Playten
as Della
Sylvia Miles
as Christine
Conrad Bain
as Val
Norman Rose
as Dr. Barkunian
Gilbert Lewis
as Officer Solomon
Ron Carey
as Bartender
Earl Hindman
as Whitey
Sally Birkhead
as Snug Harbor Nurse
Sam Waterston
as Alex
David F. Doyle
as Boulting
Ellen Faison
as 2nd Hooker
Ellen Gurin
as Angela
Stella Longo
as 1st Hooker
Donald Marye
as Leo
Dee Timberlake
as Hospital Nurse
Dick Anthony Williams
as Malthus
Earl Hindman
as Whitey
Dick Anthony Williams
as Malthus
Ron Carey
as Bartender
Stella Longo
as 1st Hooker
Ellen Gurin
as Angela
Gilbert Lewis
as Officer Solomon
Sally Birkhead
as Snug Harbor Nurse
Norman Rose
as Dr. Barkunian
Antony Page
as Joe
Dee Timberlake
as Hospital Nurse
Conrad Bain
as Val
Sam Waterston
as Alex
Sylvia Miles
as Christine
Ellen Faison
as 2nd Hooker
Donald Marye
as Leo
David F. Doyle
as Boulting
Alice Playten
as Della
Red Buttons
as Mickey

Crew

George Manasse
Producer
Gregory Sandor
Cinematographer
Gary McFarland
Composer (Music Score)
Angelo Ross
Editor
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