The Late Show Poster

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2004

PG|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Private detective Ira Wells (Art Carney) isn't getting any younger. He's also barely staying in business. So when Ira's former partner, Harry, is killed, Ira vows to not only take on Harry's last job, but also find his friend's murderer. While trying to crack Harry's case, Ira is introduced to Margo (Lily Tomlin), an eccentric pot-selling agent who wants to hire him to find her cat. Desperate for the work, Ira takes on the pet search and winds up with an unexpected new partner in Margo.

Cast: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, John Considine, Ruth Nelson, John Davey

Director: Robert Benton

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Pursuit, Cheeky, Los Angeles, Murder, Endearing, 1970s, Brooding, Offbeat, Mystery, Friendship


Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)