Movieland - January 1986
Available in Canada, UK, and Australia, this magazine features a nice - if yet unenlightening - article about the movie, Clue. The article really discusses little about the movie while focusing on the actors themselves. Sadly, the author does not even get all the facts correct when discussing Clue - while listing the rooms, the ballroom is left off and the bathroom is added. Also, Miss Scarlet's name is spelled with two T's. On the favorable side, however, the spread does include a number interesting photos.

The article is transcribed below.
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The Article:

Clue is a popular boardgame. Players encounter suspicious characters while moving through sinister rooms, finding themselves at the center of intricate mysteries. Clue is also a major movie production from Paramount Pictures. Echoing the game, the film brings the characters to life on the huge, elegant set of an American Gothic mansion.

Clue - the movie, that is - stars a houseful of talent: Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock; Tim Curry as Wadsworth, the butler, Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White; Christopher Lloyd as Professor Plum; Michael McKean as Mr. Green; Martin Mull as Colonel Mustard; and Lesley Ann Warren as Mis Scarlett [sic]. Co-starring ae Colleen Camp as Yvette, the French maid and Lee Ving as Mr. Boddy, with Kellye Nakahara as Mrs. Ho, the cook.

Collectively, the cast is responsible for Private Benjamin, The Sting, The Last Picture Show, Legend, Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Back to the Future, Star Trek III, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, This is Spinal Tap, Victor/Victoria, Choose Me and a score of other hits and near hits. Countless Academy Award nominations, Emmies and other prizes have been brought home by this crew.

Director Johathan [sic] Lynn has expanded on the game to create a comedy that also functions as a murder mystery in the classic tradition. A group of characters are gathered in a long-deserted mansion and the deaths begin to mount. The audience is provided with sufficient information to guess the identity of the murderer before the end of the movie. Rooms of the mansion correspond to the rooms of the game; billiard room, conservatory, dining room, kitchen, library, study, hall and bathroom [sic]. The art department adds a number of additional rooms as well; upstairs bedrooms, attic, basement, children's room, bathroom, and dressing room. The revolver, knife, rope, wrench, lead pipe, and candlestick used in the murders also correspond to elements of the game.

Whether the popularity of the game - selling about 750,00 units per year - will translate into a killing at the boxoffice remains to be seen.

Page 56 Captions: Following the clues: Leslie Ann Warren, Tim Curry.

Page 57 Captions: Above, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Eileen Breenan are shocked and shocking in Clue; left Martin Mull and Colonel Mustard, Lesley Ann Warren as Scarlet.