Josh Olson on

The Late Show

Released 1977
Distributor Warner Bros.

Art Carney is a cantankerous over-the-hill gumshoe in Robert Benton’s sadly obscure comedy noir that pairs him with Lily Tomlin and recalls the Raymond Chandler mysteries of the 1940s.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.