Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Aired: February 1st, 1987|
|Written By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle|
|Directed By: David Hemmings|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
Summary[edit | edit source]
The phone wires get crossed up during a big hurricane, and Jessica can't prove to anybody that the plot for a murder that she accidentally overheard is real or not.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
The plot is a reference to Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). About a bedridden woman who accidentally over hears on the phone a murder being plotted.
For Henry Brandon, who plays the victim, Abel Gorcey, this was the last TV part in his nearly half a century long career.
Jessica does not leave her bed for the entire episode.
The lightning bolt shown during the storm is the same one shown during the opening credits of Gilligan's Island, but flipped.
Victim(s): Abel Gorcey & Jed Rogers
Killer: Dody Rogers
Cause of death: Presumably pushed off of stairs; gunshot.
Motive: To keep him from blackmailing her about being hired to murder Jed; to prevent him from changing his will which would cut out Gordon Rogers, and by extension, herself.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
During a rainstorm, Jessica is speaking on the telephone to Letitia, the town operator. She is wearing her glasses in a close-up. Mid-sentence, it cuts to a long shot, and her glasses are suddenly on her lap.
Starring[edit | edit source]
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper
Michael Horton as Grady Fletcher
William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
Colleen Camp as Dody Rogers
Tony Dow as Gordon Rogers
Stephanie Dunnam as Leslie Cameron
James Carroll Jordan as Adam Rogers
Gisele MacKenzie as Mona
Sandy McPeak as Morgan Rogers
Henry Brandon as Abel Gorcey