In 1975 she made her final film. She attempted to reprise her role as Effie Perine in the story titled "The Black Bird". It was reworking of the Sam Spade story. The title role went to George Segal as Sam Spade Junior. The story is about a man forced to continue his father's work, and to keep his increasingly sarcastic secretary. The film attempted to turn its revered predecessor into a comedy, and was a box office failure.