Friday, September 20, 2013

The Last of Sheila

1973 America Feature

Cast: Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane and Raquel Welch
Director: Herbert Ross
Writers: Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim

On the first anniversary of his wife Sheila's death, a wealthy movie producer hosts a party aboard his yacht for a group of his show business friends to play a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 79%
  • OMG rating: 5/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • The movie was inspired by a series of murder mystery party games that co-authors and puzzle enthusiasts Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim arranged for their show business friends in Manhattan in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Future film director Joel Schumacher was the costume designer on this film.
  • Bette Midler's song "Friends" plays during the end credits.
  • In 1974, Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim won the Edgar Award (named after Edgar Allan Poe) from the Mystery Writers of America for their screenplay for this film.

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