Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Aired: January 4th, 1987|
|Written By: R. Barker Price|
|Directed By: Walter Grauman|
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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]
Jessica is in the wrong place at the right time to help her friend Dorian Beecher when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
The title refers to the Headless Horseman, the ghost that rides through Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and chases the schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane.
Re-united here are Doug McClure and Guy Stockwell who previously co-starred in two movies: Beau Geste (1966) and The King's Pirate (1967).
Victim: Nate Findley
Killer: Dr. Penn Walker
Cause of death: Stabbed in neck with dental pick.
Motive: Anger over Nate causing the death of Walker's former girlfriend Gretchen, and his callous dismissal of her death.
Starring[edit | edit source]
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
Thom Bray as Dorian Beecher
Karlene Crockett as Sarah Dupont
Judy Landers as Bobbie
Hope Lange as Charlotte Newcastle
Doug McClure as Sheriff Sam Rankin
Charles Siebert as Dr. Penn Walker
Guy Stockwell as Dorn Van Stotter
Fritz Weaver as Edwin Dupont
Barry Williams as Nate Findley
Brandon Douglas as Todd Carrier