The Last of Sheila

The Last of Sheila

Byr Herbert Ross

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 1973-06-01
  • Rate: PG
  • Lenght: 1h 59min
  • Director: Herbert Ross
  • Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 2.99
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An all-star cast headlines this witty mystery-thriller about a movie producer who invites six friends to a cruise aboard his yacht, the "Sheila," named after his late wife who died in an unsolved hit-and-run accident a year ago that day. As the ship sets sail, those aboard begin to realize that their host has more than innocent parlor games in mind as he pits each against the other, taunting them with the knowledge that his wife's killer is among them. Written by Oscar- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist -- and puzzle-fanatic -- Stephen Sondheim ("Dick Tracy," "West Side Story") and actor-writer Anthony Perkins ("Psycho"). Directed by Oscar-nominee Herbert Ross ("Boys on the Side," "Steel Magnolias"), and starring Raquel Welch ("Naked Gun 33 1/3), Oscar-winner James Coburn ("Maverick"), Richard Benjamin ("Goodbye, Columbus"), and Academy Award-nominees Dyan Cannon ("Heaven Can Wait"), Joan Hackett ("Only When I Laugh") and James Mason ("The Verdict").



  • Extremely well done!!!

    By Non Compos Mentis
    This is a fantastic example of how a "whodunit" should be done. The actors are excellent in their roles, the character and story development are complex, and the story and suspense never let up. And James Coburn is just cool, as always:)
  • Why is this not better known?!

    By WaterworksBC
    I came across this movie by chance. The pacing, suspense, acting are all top notch. This is a movie film students should study. It is well worth the time spent viewing.
  • So Very Clever

    By TMG_SR
    The story and plot are so well crafted even the title is a clue!
  • A lost gem

    By Marc42968
    It's amazing that this movie has not become a classic with the acting pedigree , the photography, writing and especially the twist at the end. This is the first movie I have bought without having the original disc. The reason for this is that I do not want to wait again to have it be shown on late night tv again.
  • Well crafted mystery, very good acting

    By CDSlater
    I respect actors who are dedicated to their craft and do not worry about how a part will affect their public persona. James Coburn is such and actor, and he is great as the caustic widower trying to identify his wife's killer. This dark fun comedy includes James Mason and Dyan Cannon who are fantastic. Dick Benjamin is always worth watching. Ian McShane, Raquel Welch and Joan Hackett (I like her voice.) put over good performances. The story is a little more complicated than the writers are given credit for. Perkins and Sondheim did a great job. Once you realize how the game is put together and the relationships of the characters to each other, you will enjoy the film more. For students of scriptwriting, character building and story plotting, this is a very good example to follow.
  • Good but creepy at times

    By Kitty Bond
    Total 70's mystery with a mix of humor, tension and one or two cheesey lines. The reveal is good and surprising.