|Aired: October 30th, 1988|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: Walter Grauman|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert E. Swanson|
After her publisher announces his impending retirement, Jessica heads to NYC where she is simultaneously wooed by potential new publishers and a smooth-talking jewel thief.
This was Keith Michell's first appearance as recurring character Dennis Stanton.
The title is based on "A Little Night Music" which opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on February 23, 1973 and ran for 601 performances. The opening night cast included Len Cariou, Hermione Gingold and Glynis Johns. The 2010 revival starred Angela Lansbury who also did the musical "Sweeney Todd" with Len Cariou who starred in the original version of "A Little Night Music".
Victim: Axel Weingard
Killer: Miles Hatcher
Cause of death: Strangulation
Motive: Weingard was going to pull out of selling condos with him, which made it hard for him to find other investors and would ruin him.
When Dennis had seen the Weingard safe open, that meant that it was closed before he saw the safe open, so with it closed before he saw it open, how did Miles get the necklace without knowing the combination in order for him to give it to Stanton at the bus terminal in the denouement of the episode ?
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Keith Michell as Dennis Stanton
John Dye as Andy Broom
Jamie Farr as Theo Wexler
Leann Hunley as Shannon McBride
Conrad Janis as Miles Hatcher
Rick Jason as Axel Weingard
Julie Parrish as Marta Weingard
Joe Santos as Lt. Bert Alfano