|Aired: December 14th, 1986|
|Written By: Philip Gerson|
|Directed By: John Astin|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
The murder of the leading lady's understudy disrupts a play starring two previously married actors.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Shea Farrell as Larry Matthews
Bob Hastings as Eddie Bender
Donald Most as T.J. Holt
Edward Mulhare as Julian Lord
Christopher Norris as Pru Mattson
Dan O'Herlihy as Alexander Preston
Eleanor Parker as Maggie Tarrow
John Pleshette as Nicky Saperstein
John Schuck as Chief Merton P. Drock
Ann Turkel as Barbara Bennington
This episode was directed by John Astin, who previously appeared in 3 episodes as Harry Pierce
Edward Mulhare last appeared in One Good Bid Deserves a Murder, where he played one of the victims.
Victim: Barbara Bennington
Killer: Julian Lord
Cause of death: Poisoned
Motive: Barbara was blackmailing him by threatening to reveal that Nicky Saperstein was his long ago abandoned son.
If Nicky was the long abandoned son, then why did the police chief suspect that the abandoned son was Larry Matthews & also with it being brought up that the poison was very fast active, she would have died before she got to her dressing room before the intermission, not when she keeled over after she emerged from her dressing room.