'Murder By Death' Cast List Of One Of The First Cult Classics Ever

By Jacob Shelton
Peter Falk, David Niven and Truman Capote in 'Murder By Death.' Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Murder By Death, the 1976 whodunit starring a who’s who of comedic talent is a cult classic like none other. Written by award winning playwright Neil Simon and starring everyone from Peter Falk and Alec Guinness to Truman Capote of all people, this farcical take on the country house mystery is absolutely bonkers and even if it’s not exactly Oscar caliber it’s still a pretty fun ride.

Fans of the mysteries of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle definitely got a kick out of this movie even if it doesn’t hold up to the classics it's spoofing, like Murder on the Orient Express or The Hounds of the Baskervilles. Murder By Death is such a strange movie that it’s worth investigating how it all came together and what people thought when it was released.