Gumshoe Poster

Release Date: 1972

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) works at a bingo hall in Liverpool, England, but dreams of becoming a stylish private investigator like those he has read about and seen in films. After finally placing an advertisement in a local newspaper announcing his detective services, he receives a mysterious offer. Even though Ginley is inexperienced and clueless at certain aspects of investigating, he comes to realize that he is entangled in a serious case involving drugs, murder and even his own family.

Cast: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour, Fulton Mackay

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Offbeat, Witty, 1970s, Suspenseful, Transformation, Murder, Brother, Mystery


Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)