|Footnote to Murder|
|Aired:||10 March, 1985|
|Written By:||Robert Swanson|
|Directed By:||Peter Crane|
|Created By:|| Richard Levinson|
Peter S. Fischer
|Executive Producer:||Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer||Robert F. O'Neill|
|Associate Producer||Mike Stevens|
An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.
The characters of "Helmsley Post" -an aggressively macho writer of war stories - and "Adrian Winslow" - a waspish, perhaps homosexual author of historical novels - may be intended as outrageous caricatures of the real-life writers Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal, whose long-standing literary feud had been very much in the news shortly before this was filmed. The name "Post" for the Mailer character is another clue.
Future series Regular as Cabot Cove Sheriff Mort Metzger, Ron Masak appears as Lt. Meyer in this episode.
After the cancellation of the MSW series (1984-1996), creators William S. Fischer and William Link rehire Ron Masak for a brief appearance in their famous made for television "Columbo" movies. Masak can be seen in the "Ashes to Ashes" Columbo episode dated 10/08/98.
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)|
- Footnote to Murder at the Internet Movie Database