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Who Is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

When food connoisseur Max Vandevere (Robert Morley) publishes his list of the world’s greatest chefs he inadvertently sets in motion a stream of jealousy, anger and eventually murder.

Robby Ross (George Segal), the ex-husband of Natasha (Jacqueline Bisset) – a dessert expert who is on the list – finds himself in the midst of the murder spree.

It’s a promising premise with a soupçon of good jokes, a sprinkle of bad puns and more than a dash of bad taste.

Good ingredients here but the recipe just doesn’t gel resulting in a good looking dish that unfortunately leaves a bitter aftertaste and the nagging feeling that it could have been much tastier. The film is resolved highly amusingly, though, and the murderer is not who you’ll likely think it is.

Robby Ross
George Segal
Natasha O’Brien
Jacqueline Bisset
Max Vandervere
Robert Morley
Louis Kohner
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Claude Moulineau
Philippe Noiret
Jean Rochefort
Luigi Proietti

Ted Kotcheff