The Lady in Question (1999 film)
|The Lady in Question|
|Created by||A&E Network and
in association with the
Stan Margulies Company and Crystal Sky Communications
|Directed by||Joyce Chopra|
|Produced by||Stan Margulies
|Written by||Gilbert Pearlman
John Benjamin Hickey
|Music by||John Morris|
|Editing by||Angelo Corrao|
|Running time||100 minutes|
The Lady in Question is a 1999 American thriller television film directed by Joyce Chopra. It represents the last leading role and film for Gene Wilder and his last credit as screenwriter. As the previous Murder in a Small Town Wilder plays the amateur detective Larry "Cash" Carter. It was broadcast by A&E December 12, 1999.
- Gene Wilder as Larry "Cash" Carter
- Mike Starr as Det. Tony Rossini
- Cherry Jones as Mimi Barnes
- Barbara Sukowa as Rachel Singer
- John Benjamin Hickey as Paul Kessler
- Claire Bloom as Emma Sachs
- Michael Cumpsty as Klaus Gruber
- Dixie Seatle as Gertie Moser
After the high ratings A&E received for Murder in a Small Town, the first Cash Carter mystery, The Lady in Question began filming in Toronto in May 1999.
Although A&E and Granada Entertainment USA planned to develop the Gene Wilder character as a franchise, only two Cash Carter films were produced. On January 30, 2000, Wilder was admitted to Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center for a stem-cell transplant, a followup to treatment he received in 1999 for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Wilder checked in under the name Larry Carter, his character's name in the two A&E films.:237
Home video releases
- 1999, A&E Home Video, VHS (AAE-17606), ISBN 0-7670-2316-1
- 2002, A&E Home Video, DVD (AAE-72223), ISBN 0-7670-6956-0
- Martin Renzhofer (December 11, 1999). "Wilder's Back Sleuthing A&E Murder". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Ray Richmond (December 6, 1999). "Variety Reviews - The Lady in Question". Variety. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Martie Zad (December 12, 1999). "Gene Wilder Returns as Sly Sleuth". The Washington Post.
- Dempsey, John, "A&E commits more 'Murder'". Daily Variety, April 6, 1999
- DePalma, Anthony, "Wilder Goes Back in Time to Move Ahead". The New York Times, January 10, 1999
- Wilder, Gene, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005, SBN 0-312-33706-X.
- The Lady in Question at the Internet Movie Database
- The Lady in Question at the Wayback Machine (archived September 3, 2000)
- The Gene Wilder Papers at the University of Iowa — Scripts and correspondence for The Lady in Question