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Gumshoe (1971)

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86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Inspired by his love for Dashiell Hammett novels, nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.
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Chris Menges (photographed by)
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Updated Dec 9, 1971

Release date
Mar 21, 1972 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Albert Finney
Eddie Ginley Eddie Ginley   See fewer
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Frank Finlay
William William   See fewer
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Janice Rule
Mrs. Blankerscoon Mrs. Blankerscoon   See fewer
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Fulton Mackay
Straker Straker   See fewer
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George Innes
Bookshop Proprietor Bookshop Proprietor   See fewer
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George Silver
De Fries De Fries   See fewer
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Bill Dean
Tommy (as Billy Dean) Tommy (as Billy Dean)   See fewer
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Wendy Richard
Anne Scott Anne Scott   See fewer
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Neville Smith
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
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Oscar James
Azinge Azinge   See fewer
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Joe Kenyon
Joey (as Joey Kenyon) Joey (as Joey Kenyon)   See fewer
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Christopher Cunningham
Clifford (as Chris Cunningham) Clifford (as Chris Cunningham)   See fewer
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Ken Jones
Labour Exchange Clerk Labour Exchange Clerk   See fewer
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Tom Kempinski
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Harry Hutchinson
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Ernie Mack and The Saturated Seven
Artist in club (as Ernie Mack and the Saturated Seven) Artist in club (as Ernie Mack and the Saturated Seven)   See fewer
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Jayson Kane
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The Jacksons
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Vicki Day
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Scott Christian
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Pauline Chamberlain
Woman In Tube Station (uncredited) Woman In Tube Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Wood
Tube Passenger (uncredited) Tube Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,284 votes