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    Old-school LA private eye Ira (Art Carney) grills ex-actress freelance whatever Margo (Lily Tomlin), who didn’t tell him she had already hired his partner, since shot and killed, to find her cat, when she asked him to take the job, in writer-director Robert Benton’s The Late Show, 1977.

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