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Murder, She Wrote: Season One


  1. "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"
  2. "Deadly Lady"
  3. "Birds of a Feather"
  4. "Hooray for Homicide"
  5. "It's a Dog's Life"
  6. "Lovers and Other Killers"
  7. "Hit, Run and Homicide"
  8. "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"
  9. "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
  10. "Death Casts a Spell"
  11. "Capitol Offense"
  12. "Broadway Malady"
  13. "Murder to a Jazz Beat"
  14. "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"
  15. "Paint Me a Murder"
  16. "Tough Guys Don't Die"
  17. "Sudden Death"
  18. "Footnote to Murder"
  19. "Murder Takes the Bus"
  20. "Armed Response"
  21. "Murder at the Oasis"
  22. "Funeral at Fifty-Mile"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

Production Information[]

Funeral at Fifty-Mile
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Production Number: 59226
Aired: 21 April, 1985
Written By: Dick Nelson
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Richard Levinson
William Link
Peter S. Fischer
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Producer Robert F. O'Neill
Associate Producer Mike Stevens


Jessica has to unravel the secrets and threats at the funeral of a friend in Wyoming.


William Windom, who played Dr. Seth Hazlett in most of the series and appeared more than any other person, appeared first as a guest star in Murder, She Wrote: Funeral at Fifty-Mile (1985), as Sam Breen, a small-town lawyer.

Victim: Carl Mestin

Killer(s): Sam Breen, Tim Carver, Bill Carmody & Doc Wallace.

Cause of death: Accidentally hung after his horse was scared by lightning.

Motive: To prevent him from changing the beneficiary of his will.


As Jessica walks into the Sheriff's station, she is wearing knee-high brown boots. When the sheriff leaves, she is wearing gray pumps.

When Jessica is walking to the barn after talking to Doc when he is peeling an Apple, she is in boots. When they switch scenes to show her behind the barn walking, she is in heels.

At the end of the funeral scene, a large microphone can be seen sticking up from behind the pickup truck while moving back and forth to follow the actors' dialog.

After the discovery of the body hanging in the barn, as Jessica climbs down from the loft, the cables supporting the hanged actor can be seen, as well as there being no noose around his neck.


Regular Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

DVD Release[]

This episode was released with the other 21 episodes of the first season of Murder, She Wrote in a variety of formats.

Title Release Date Region
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)

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