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[edit | edit source]

Tough Guys Don't Die
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Production Number: 59223
Aired: 24 February, 1985
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
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

Summary[edit | edit source]

Jessica meets tough-as-nails Harry McGraw when they must pinpoint the motive for the murder of a private detective.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This was the first appearance of private investigator Harry McGraw, as played by Jerry Orbach. Of all of the recurring characters that helped Jessica, the McGraw character is the only one spun off into his own series.

Archie Miles' name is a play on the name of Miles Archer, Sam Spade's partner in the "Maltese Falcon".

Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury would later star together in Beauty and the Beast (1991) as Lumiere and Mrs. Potts, respectively.

Barbara Babcock, who appears as "Priscilla Daniels", would later work with Jerry Orbach on the spin off The Law and Harry McGraw (1987) playing the role of attorney "Ellie McGinnis".

Victim: Archie Miles

Killer: Ray Kravitz

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Motive: To prevent Miles from releasing info that Priscilla Daniels, who was running for political office, had an abortion, as it could be used to blackmail her.

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.

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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