Double Feature: THE JERK, 1979, Universal, 94 min. Dir. Carl Reiner. Steve Martin plays the lovable idiot Navin R. Johnson, who leaves his poor black family behind to see the world. Bernadette Peters sings, dances, throws knives and plays the trumpet while M. Emmet Walsh shoots and curses his way into film history.
DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, 1982, Universal, 88 min. Dir. Carl Reiner. Steve Martin is a private eye who interacts with Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Alan Ladd thanks to gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and some extremely creative editing. Discussion between films with Carl Reiner.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on June 17, 2010