Mr. Ricco 46 years old

Mr. Ricco

Accused murderer Frankie Steele walks free, thanks to the efforts of San Francisco defense lawyer Joe Ricco. Then a pair of cop killings strikes the city. All signs point to the newly released Steele as the perpetrator. Has Ricco sprung a killer? Dean Martin keeps his affable ease but abandons his hipster Matt Helm-series swagger to portray Ricco in his final leading-role film, a whodunit mystery set in the city that also was the gritty center of action for the era’s Bullitt and Dirty Harry. Convinced that Steele isn’t behind the murders, Ricco launches an inquiry and runs up against a police lieutenant assigned to birddog him, evidence planted by a racist cop and several assassination attempts on Ricco himself. As the mystery deepens, so does the danger. And behind it all is someone the attorney never suspected. The pre-Laverne & Shirley Cindy Williams plays Ricco’s office assistant.


Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams


Philip Michael Thomas
Philip Michael Thomas

Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)

Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks

Katherine Fremont

Dean Martin
Dean Martin

Joe Ricco

Denise Nicholas
Denise Nicholas

Irene Mapes

Eugene Roche
Eugene Roche

George Cronyn

Mr. Ricco Cast

Name Character
Dean Martin He was 57, 78 years old when he died as Joe Ricco
Cindy Williams She was 27, now 74 years old as Jamison
Eugene Roche He was 46, 75 years old when he died as George Cronyn
Denise Nicholas She was 30, now 77 years old as Irene Mapes
Philip Michael Thomas He was 25, now 72 years old as Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
Thalmus Rasulala He was 35, 51 years old when he died as Frankie Steele
Geraldine Brooks She was 19, 21 years old when she died as Katherine Fremont
Dennis Lee Smith as Officer Hanley

Mr. Ricco Crew

Name Department
Herman A. Blumenthal as Art Direction. He was 58 (69) years old when He died Art
Paul Bogart as Director. He was 55 (92) years old when He died Directing
Frank Stanley as Director of Photography. He was 52 (77) years old when He died Camera
Chico Hamilton as Original Music Composer. He was 53 (92) years old when He died Sound
Michael S. McLean as Editor. He was 32 (now 78) years old Editing
Mr. Ricco poster
Mr. Ricco (46 years)

  • Release day: Friday, January 31, 1975
  • Runtime: 98 minutes