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How to Murder a Millionaire (1990)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Eigenberg ... Panhandler
Morgan Fairchild ... Loretta
Telma Hopkins ... Teresa
Susan Kellermann
Jodi Long
Joan Rivers ... Irma
Alex Rocco ... Walter
David Ogden Stiers ... Gilbert
Meshach Taylor ... Danny
Tony Tripoli ... Dancer
Melora Walters
Jeanne Wolf ... Monique
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Clara
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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.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Times in Beverly Hills See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in CBS This Morning: Episode dated 23 May 1990 (1990) See more »

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Joan Rivers playing a stereotyped snob out of water .....
30 March 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

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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