Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Second Season

Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Second Season

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Director: Arthur A. Seidelman, John Llewellyn Moxey, Michael A. Hoey

Cast: Angela Lansbury, Arthur A. Seidelman, John Llewellyn Moxey, Michael A. Hoey

     
 

Season 2 of Murder, She Wrote gets off to a rousing start as widowed mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) confronts a genuine murder while vacationing in the Caribbean; she also makes her first acquaintance with secret agent Michael Hagarty, played by Len Cariou (with whom Lansbury previously co-starred in the…  See more details below

Overview

Season 2 of Murder, She Wrote gets off to a rousing start as widowed mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) confronts a genuine murder while vacationing in the Caribbean; she also makes her first acquaintance with secret agent Michael Hagarty, played by Len Cariou (with whom Lansbury previously co-starred in the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd). In the season's second episode, William Windom makes his first appearance as Dr. Seth Hazlett, cantankerous general practitioner of Jessica's home town, Cabot Cove. Among the season's guest stars is Lloyd Nolan, making his last-ever TV appearance as a suspect in "Murder in the Afternoon." Also showing up as various victims, suspects, and killers are the likes of Polly Bergen, Patrick Macnee, Ann Blyth, John Astin, Jayne Meadows, Orson Bean, Van Johnson, and Stuart Whitman. In addition, Jerry Orbach makes his earliest appearance in the role of woebegone private eye Harry McGraw, a role he'd later parlay into his own starring series. Arguably the season's most delightful episode is the London-based "Sing a Song of Murder," in which Angela Lansbury essays the dual role of Jessica Fletcher and Jessica's British musical-comedy star cousin Emma. Movie buffs will get a kick out of Lansbury's spirited rendition of "Little Yellow Bird," the song she so memorably performed in the 1945 theatrical feature The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
UPC:
0025192822520
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
17:43:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher,Emma MacGill
Alice Krige Nita Cochran
Ann Blyth Franchesca Lodge
Bert Convy Christopher Bundy
Craig Stevens Prof. Ames Caulfield
Jerry Orbach Harry McGraw
Linda Grovenor Tracey MacGill
Linda Hamilton Carol Atkinson McDermott
Mel Ferrer Eric Brahm
Mildred Natwick Carrie McKittrick
Norman Lloyd Lloyd Marcus
Peter Bonerz Calhoun Fletcher
Polly Bergen Prof. Joselyn Clover
Robert Culp Norman Amberson
Tom Bosley Sheriff Amos Tupper
Tony Bill Mark Lee Reynolds
Vera Miles Warden Elizabeth Gates
William Windom Dr. Seth Hazlitt,Dr. Seth Hazlett
Adrienne Barbeau Kathryn
Ben Murphy Scott Lodge
Christopher Allport Donald Granger
Doran Clark Becky Anderson
Granville van Dusen Brad Gardner
Jayne Meadows Lila Lee Amberson
Len Cariou Michael Haggerty
Lloyd Nolan Julian Tenley
Mary Kate McGeehan Daphne Clover
Norman Fell Vince Shackman
Patrick MacNee Oliver Trumbull
Robert Stack Chester Harrison
Robert Vaughn Gideon Armstrong
Steve Forrest Rev. Willie-John Fargo
Stuart Whitman Phil Bonner
Van Johnson Elliot Robinson
Vic Tayback Sal Domino
Alan Young Floyd Nelson
Art Hindle Sam McKittrick
Barrie Ingham Insp. Roger Crimmins
Betsy Russell Doris Robinson
Clu Gulager Mike Gann
Connie Stevens Cynthia Armstrong
Cyd Charisse Myrna Montclaire
James Sutorius Ron Mercer
John de Lancie Binky Holborn
Jon Cypher Max Flynn
Karen Black Dr. Sydney Dean
Larry Wilcox Andy Crane
Laurence Luckinbill Howard Caine
Michael Sarrazin David Marsh
Millie Perkins Glenda Vandevere
Monte Markham Ned Olson
Parker Stevenson Michael Digby
Robert Forster Gilbert Gaston
Robert Hooks Everett Charles Jensen
Stacey Nelkin Cheryl Lodge
Susan Peretz Bertha
Terry Kiser Gordon LaMonica
Anne Lockhart Veronica Harrold
Audrey Landers Phyllis Walters
Barbara Baxley Amanda Debs
Cesare Danova Lt. Edmund Cavette
Cliff Gorman Chief Cooper
Cotter Smith Robert Rhine
David Ackroyd Tom Casselli
George Grizzard Dr. Aubrey Benton
Henry Polic Alan Dupree
John Astin Harry Pierce
Kelli Maroney Cissy Banes
Ken Swofford Leo Kowalski
Leigh McCloskey Todd Amberson
Mariclare Costello Cassie Latham Burns
Martin Milner Sheriff Bodine
Michael Horton Grady Fletcher
Olivia Hussey Kitty Trumbull
Paul Burke Herbert Upton
Priscilla Barnes Vicky Gallegos
Richard Herd Harvey McKittrick
Roddy McDowall Alger Kenyon
Susan Blanchard Caroline Nester Crane
Allan Miller Frank Lord
Barbara Babcock Rosaline Gardner
Bert Rosario Carlos Gallegos
Carrie Snodgress Connie Vernon
Christopher Jones Donny Harrigan
David Groh Dr. Stan Garfield
Gordon Jump Frank Tilley
Jack Kehoe Chief Griffin
John Phillip Law Sven Torvald
Judy Geeson Sister Ruth Fargo
Kristoffer Tabori Ernest Fielding
Meg Foster Del Scott
Michelle Nicastro Vanessa
Nancy Lee Grahn Sheila Saxon
Pat Corley Frank Kelso
Paul Benedict Frederick Hoffman
Sharon Acker Wilhelmina Fraser
Steven Keats Dr. Victor March
William Atherton Larry Holleran
Yvonne De Carlo Miss Springer
Doug McKeon Donny Harrigan

Technical Credits
Arthur A. Seidelman Director
John Llewellyn Moxey Director
Michael A. Hoey Director
Paul Lynch Director
Peter Crane Director
Philip Leacock Director
Seymour Robbie Director
Walter E. Grauman Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Invitation to Trouble [21:18]
3. Outward Appearances [15:13]
4. Very Fortunate [10:31]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Faulty Construction [20:02]
3. False Accusation [11:48]
4. Newsworthy Material [14:39]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Daytime Drama [13:45]
3. Dead on Track [20:52]
4. Bullet Proof [11:56]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. New Ideas [13:25]
3. Criminology [22:18]
4. Commencement [10:50]
Disc #1, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Striking Resemblance [24:39]
3. Expired Contract [12:26]
4. Personal Reason [9:29]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Cruel Joke [17:25]
3. Driven to Madness [20:13]
4. Back From the Grave [8:54]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Boating Accident [21:51]
3. Out of the Water [14:00]
4. Unfortunate Inheritance [10:40]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Long Shot [21:27]
3. In on the Fix [15:58]
4. Advanced Bet [9:06]
Disc #2, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. The Perfect Crime [23:56]
3. Mock Trial [13:22]
4. Documented Proof [9:41]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Unpleasant Undercurrents [19:46]
3. Strange Incidents [9:55]
4. Beyond Jurisdiction [16:55]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Gold! [15:29]
3. Purging [9:47]
4. Recent Editions [21:16]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Lila Lee Cosmetics [25:52]
3. Strong Feelings [10:11]
4. Lipstick Science [10:30]
Disc #2, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Deadly Accident [13:56]
3. Reasonable Doubt [22:11]
4. Foolproof Alibi [10:23]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Deliberately Planted [20:52]
3. Poking Around [11:17]
4. Big Tip [14:27]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Atmosphere of Terror [26:52]
3. Lynch Mob [6:55]
4. Disturbing the Peace [12:51]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Last Wishes [19:58]
3. Man of God [12:24]
4. Ministering to Needs [14:14]
Disc #3, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:40]
2. Privileged Information [21:15]
3. Leverage [13:38]
4. Putting Things to Rest [11:40]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Dreadful Surprise [19:29]
3. Unpleasant News [17:27]
4. Setting the Scene [9:42]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Hostile Household [23:33]
3. A Game of Clue [12:59]
4. Mixed-Up in Murder [10:07]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Explosive Game [21:00]
3. Another Victim [12:55]
4. Double Fault [12:43]
Disc #3, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:42]
2. Party Favor [14:35]
3. Special Vendetta [20:20]
4. In Disguise [11:13]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:41]
2. Stolen Canvas [23:18]
3. Inner Workings [11:21]
4. Guesswork [12:00]

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Karen51 More than 1 year ago
I am an avid fan of this series. I was very disappointed with Season 2 as I also had trouble with several of the episodes on 2 of the DVDs. I am only giving 2 stars since the DVDs are so bad.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love this show but My DVD's (five sets of season two and one of one) Did not work. This is a beloved show and Universal let me down. Please Redo the sets and Make sure they work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In accord with reviewer Mystery Lover...great show. Received as gift. Greatly disappointed in break-ups and freezes in so many episodes. Everyone who bought/received this item should be given the opportunity to return it but only after the studio guarantees they have redone with high quality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic Jessica Fletcher...if you like the series, you'll enjoy this particular season. No problem with DVD performance, either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this season of Murder She Wrote was excellent.
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