Gumshoe ★★½ 1972 (G)
An homage to American hard-boiled detectives. Finney plays a small-time worker in a Liverpool nightclub who decides to become a detective like his movie heroes. He bumbles through a number of interconnecting cases, but finds his way in the end. Good satire of film noir detectives. 85m/C VHS . GB Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour; D: Stephen Frears; W: Neville Smith; C: Chris Menges; M: Andrew Lloyd Webber.