Spoiled Beverly Hills housewife Irma Summers is convinced that her husband Walter plans to kill her. She escapes from her mansion with an enterprising con-woman, and the mismatched pair ...
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A female writer of popular thrillers decides that it is time to kill off one of her characters, a serial killer who has appeared in many of her recent books. Soon afterward, she finds herself pursued by a copy-cat serial killer.
Mary Ann Pascal
Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.
Spoiled Beverly Hills housewife Irma Summers is convinced that her husband Walter plans to kill her. She escapes from her mansion with an enterprising con-woman, and the mismatched pair soon find themselves up to their elbows in action, intrigue, and misadventures.
Joan Rivers playing a stereotyped snob out of water .....
And she does an excellent job.The one liners coming from Rivers are something that seem familiar, yet are consistently funny. Alex Rocco is always good, whether it be in a gem like "Fire Sale", or here where he is the innocent husband accused of trying to kill Joan. Watching Joan shimmy out a second floor bedroom window in her Chinchilla coat is a must see. "How To Murder A Millionaire" is good clean fun, with no sex, nudity, or cursing. It just goes to show what talent can accomplish, without having to step down a notch. Joan Rivers was 57 years old when this TV movie was made, and she looks terrific with at least a bunch of cosmetic work already done. The comedy is necessarily "dark", and the story rather simple, yet Joan carries the film into above average territory with her familiar, yet entertaining rendition of a "snob out of water". - MERK
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