Hart to Hart - The Complete First Season

Hart to Hart - The Complete First Season

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Cast: Robert Wagner, Lionel Stander


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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Like the mid-‘70s hit McMillan & Wife, this early-‘80s TV staple entertained TV viewers with its breezy imitation of the old Thin Man movies. Hart to Hart actually came a lot closer to the Nick and Nora Charles characters (played by William Powell and Myrna Loy), even giving its protagonists matching monograms: Jonathan (Robert Wagner) and Jennifer Hart (Stefanie Powers), a self-made millionaire and his glamorous wife, a freelance part-time journalist. For lowbrow comedy relief, producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg added to the cast venerable character actor Lionel Stander, who portrayed the Harts' gravel-voiced butler/cook/chauffeur and world-class kibitzer. Richard B. Shull represented the long arm of the law as Lieutenant Gillis, a well-meaning police detective always finding the Harts enmeshed in a murder. The series got off to a strong start with the 22 episodes of the 1979-80 season, collected in this new box set. The first show, "Hit Jennifer Hart," found the couple's distaff member subjected to a series of near-fatal "accidents" for mysterious reasons. Ms. Hart faced further perils in "Color Jennifer Dead," in which she stumbled onto murder in high society's arty crowd after posing for a portrait intended as a gift to Jonathan. An old Nero Wolfe mystery novel inspired "Too Many Cooks Are Murder," which guest-starred '50s film sexpot Corinne Calvet in a yarn about slayings at a gourmet cooking class. Our personal favorite among this season's shows is "Night Horror," an old-fashioned, dark-house mystery about a treasure hunt conducted in a haunted mansion. Floridly melodramatic but lighthearted, it captures the essence of Hart to Hart better than perhaps any other Season 1 episode.

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Sony Pictures
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary for the Hart to Hart pilot episode; Featurette: The Hart of Season One. Includes interviews with Sidney Sheldon - creator; Leonard Goldberg - executive producer; Tom Mankiewicz - writer/director; Robert Wagner - Jonathan Hart; Stefanie Powers -Jennifer Hart

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