Movie Fact #846 – August 16th, 2015:

Cartoonist Charles Addams, creator of “The Addams Family”, drew the art and caricatures displayed at the beginning, during the end credits, and on the poster of the 1976 film “Murder by Death”. That wasn’t the only connection to pop culture. An additional scene, not in the theatrical version but shown in some television versions, shows the legendary literary characters Sherlock Holmes (Played by Keith McConnell) and Doctor Watson (Played by Richard Peel) arriving as the other guests are leaving. Author Ron Haydock states that an early draft of screenwriter Neil Simon’s script featured Holmes and Watson actually solving the mystery. Their roles were reduced to a cameo appearance and finally deleted because the lead actors felt they were being “upstaged.”

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