Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Death of a Hooker was the spell-it-out alternate title for Ernest Pintoff's unorthodox murder mystery Who Killed Mary Whats'ername. At first, Red Buttons seems an illogical choice for a hero, especially since he plays a diabetic ex-boxer who isn't all that quick on the uptake. But Buttons gradually grows on the audience as he investigates the murder of a Greenwich Village prostitute whom he barely knew. With the help of his daughter Alice Playten, Buttons unearths a great many clues that we either overlooked or ignored by the cops. The film ends abruptly and somewhat tragically, which may have resulted in poor word of mouth when it was first released. Only after it became a Late Late Show perennial did Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? finally find its audience. The largely New York-based cast includes Sylvia Miles, Sam Waterston, Conrad Bain and, in an uncharacteristically repulsive "heavy" role, David Doyle.


Sylvia Miles
as Christine
Norman Rose
as Dr. Barkunian
David Doyle
as Boulting
Gilbert Lewis
as Officer Solomon
Ron Carey
as Bartender
Sally Birkhead
as Snug Harbor Nurse
Stella Longo
as 1st Hooker
Ellen Faison
as 2nd Hooker
Dee Timberlake
as Hospital Nurse
View All

Critic Reviews for Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?

There are no critic reviews yet for Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? at this time.

Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features