Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Death Takes a Curtain Call|
|Aired:||16 December, 1984|
|Written By:||Paul W. Cooper|
|Directed By:||Allen Reisner|
|Created By:||Richard Levinson|
Peter S. Fischer
|Executive Producer:||Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer||Robert F. O'Neill|
|Associate Producer||Mike Stevens|
Summary[edit | edit source]
It's the final curtain for a man found murdered backstage during the performance of a popular Soviet ballet troupe.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
This was Claude Akins's final appearance as Ethan.
Angela Lansbury and Hurd Hatfield originally starred together in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945).
Sign indicates the population of Cabot Cove is 3,560.
The last appearance of Ethan Cragg who disappears from the show with no explanation and is never heard of again.
Victim: Serge Berensky
Killer: Irina Katsa
Cause of Death: Stabbed in the back
Goofs[edit | edit source]
As Leo climbs through the window, the narration describes him as carrying a viola case. He carries what is obviously a guitar case, instead.
If Irina had killed Berenski with that dagger then why it wasn't proven that she handled the weapon especially when they only proven that she had only scratched Berenski before any one had known that she did kill him & when Karzoff had brought up that dagger that was used in the ballet finale was still in the dressing room, the killing took place before the finale in order for Karzof to find the body. So it's highly unlikely for her to leave the murder weapon behind in order for Karzof to say the weapon was still in the dressing room at the time of the killing, don't you think ?
Starring[edit | edit source]
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DVD Release[edit | edit source]
This episode was released with the other 21 episodes of the first season of Murder, She Wrote in a variety of formats.
|Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season||March 29, 2005||Region 1 (North America)|
|Murder, She Wrote: Season 1||August 29, 2005||Region 2 (Europe)|
|Murder, She Wrote: The Complete 1st Season||May 2, 2007||Region 4 (Australasia)|
See Also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Death Takes a Curtain Call at the Internet Movie Database