Murder She Wrote - The Complete First Season

Murder She Wrote - The Complete First Season

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Cast: Angela Lansbury

     
 

Angela Lansbury stars as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery novelist who is frequently called upon to play sleuth in real life in this collection of episodes from the long-running television series Murder, She Wrote. Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season features all 21 installments from the show's first season, which aired in 1984-1985, as well asSee more details below

Overview

Angela Lansbury stars as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery novelist who is frequently called upon to play sleuth in real life in this collection of episodes from the long-running television series Murder, She Wrote. Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season features all 21 installments from the show's first season, which aired in 1984-1985, as well as The Murder of Sherlock Holmes, the made-for-TV movie which served as a pilot for the series. Episodes include "Deadly Lady, "Birds of a Feather, "Hooray for Homicide, "It's a Dog's Life, "Lovers and Other Killers, "Hit, Run and Homicide, "We're Off to Kill the Wizard, "Death Takes a Curtain Call, "Death Casts a Spell, "Capitol Offense, "Broadway Malady, "Murder to a Jazz Beat, "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean, "Paint Me a Murder, "Tough Guys Don't Die, "Sudden Death, "Footnote to Murder, "Murder Takes the Bus, "Armed Response, "Murder at the Oasis, and "Murder at Fifty Mile."

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Conceived in the fertile imaginations of Columbo creators Richard Levinson, William Link, and Peter S. Fischer, this popular CBS mystery series provided Reagan-era TV viewers with a pleasant throwback to the classic movie whodunits of an earlier era. Murder, She Wrote stuck closely to a formula established at the outset of the series, relying on ingenious and complicated scripts that always supplied a satisfying denouement in which the murderer -- usually the least likely suspect -- was unmasked by one of TV's most unassuming sleuths. Angela Lansbury portrayed English teacher turned mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, who found herself in the middle of more crime scenes than any middle-aged woman could possibly imagine -- even in her hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine. The 21 episodes of Season 1, most written by Fischer, establish the show’s tradition of parading familiar Hollywood faces in guest roles. Among the highlights of the season are "Hooray for Homicide," a star-studded romp that finds Jessica in Hollywood to protest the adaptation of one of her novels into a trashy movie. This episode introduces Claude Akins in the semi-regular character of police Capt. Ethan Cragg; another recurring character (playing Watson to Jessica's Sherlock Holmes) was Tom Bosley, as Sheriff Amos Tupper. "Death Takes a Curtain Call" reunites Lansbury with Hurd Hatfield, her costar in 1945's The Picture of Dorian Gray, in the story of a backstage murder that disrupts a ballet. "Murder to a Jazz Beat" finds Jessica investigating the unexpected onstage death of a popular New Orleans musician. And "Tough Guys Don't Die" involves the search for a private investigator's killer. That episode also introduces semi-regular Jerry Orbach as private eye Harry McGraw, who eventually went on to star in a short-lived spin-off series of his own.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2005
UPC:
0025192610523
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
18:34:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Lansbury Jessica Beatrice McGill Fletcher

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
1. Having a Ball [27:09]
2. Confidential Information [36:33]
3. Anonymous Tip [16:54]
4. Finding Out for Herself [12:48]
1. Suspicious Storm [12:05]
2. No Accident [11:23]
3. The Engagement [12:24]
4. Sibling Rivalry [12:40]
1. Unexpected Visit [15:18]
2. Howard's Interrogation [10:55]
3. Ulterior Motives [13:37]
4. Giving Him a Shot [6:35]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
1. Trashy Rewrite [15:45]
2. Murder on Stage Three [8:13]
3. "Prime Suspect" [14:14]
4. Finishing the Picture [10:19]
1. Carried Away [15:48]
2. A Second Investigation [8:46]
3. Whistle Blower [15:09]
4. Dog Gone Trial [8:45]
1. Super Secretary [14:22]
2. Meeting the Alibi [10:34]
3. "In the Shoes of a Murderer" [10:54]
4. Jealous Admirers [12:40]
1. Bad Driving [13:09]
2. Joyride [13:35]
3. Remote Control [12:46]
4. Ease Off the Speed [8:58]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A
1. Horrible Horatio [14:33]
2. Airport Security [11:46]
3. Bookkeeping [8:28]
4. Misdirection [13:40]
1. Making a Scene [11:19]
2. Followed [13:51]
3. Obstructing Justice [7:39]
4. Offstage [15:41]
1. The Great Cagliostro [16:44]
2. Memory Lock [6:50]
3. Trapeze Act [14:32]
4. Posthypnotic Suggestion [10:23]
1. Congressional Duty [13:18]
2. Gut Instinct [7:50]
3. Back Scratching [13:52]
4. Speaking Up [13:30]
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B
1. False Expectations [13:21]
2. Drowning in Sorrow [10:43]
3. Strung Out [13:28]
4. Filling the Role [10:59]
1. A New Sound [18:14]
2. Publicity Stunt [10:12]
3. Ms. Emma [10:32]
4. Hitting a Bad Note [9:31]
1. Bottled Up [14:42]
2. Pushed Around [10:42]
3. Overdose [13:28]
4. Drunken Proof [9:37]
1. "Happy Birthday, Amigo" [14:12]
2. Threat of Death [12:40]
3. Deadly Quarrel [9:57]
4. Right-Hand Man [11:40]
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A
1. Gunned Down [17:36]
2. Head Honcho [9:50]
3. Unresolved Mystery [7:52]
4. Blackmail [13:10]
1. Playing the Game [18:16]
2. No-Cut Contract [7:59]
3. Getting Hurt [11:35]
4. Turnover [10:37]
1. Rivalry of Writers [17:05]
2. Poking Around [7:41]
3. Swift Confession [15:56]
4. Protecting the Copyright [7:47]
1. One-Way Ticket [14:22]
2. Emergency Damper [11:29]
3. Not the Cause of Death [11:43]
4. Getting Off the Bus [11:50]
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B
1. Texas Hospitality [14:34]
2. Fancy Folks [10:30]
3. "Reading People" [12:02]
4. Doctored Up [11:29]
1. Overprotective [13:46]
2. Inside Job [10:26]
3. "Something to Hold On To" [13:31]
4. Getting the Picture [10:50]
1. Ill Will [16:25]
2. Process of Elimination [8:44]
3. Western Warning [10:24]
4. The Truth About Mary [12:58]

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