CTVA US Crime - "Murder She Wrote" (Universal/CBS) Season 7 (1990-91)

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Season 7 (1990-91)
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############## Murder She Wrote ##############
############## season 7 1990-91 ##############
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CBS (Sundays 8:00-9:00 pm EST)
Executive Producer, Peter S. Fisher
Supervising Producer, Robert F. O'Neill
Produced by Robert E. Swanson & Robert Van Scoyk

Supporting Cast: Sheriff Mort Metzger........Ron Masak
Deputy Floyd................Will Nye
Dennis Stanton..............Keith Michell

7.1 [--] Murder She Write: TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS
16Sep90
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Justin Fields................Michael Beck
Anne Stephenson..............Molly Cheek
Sgt. Paulsen.................Stephen Furst
Geraldine Stone..............Carrie Hamilton
Elliott Von Steuben..........George Hearn
Beatrice Vitello.............Kim Hunter
Charlie Cosmo................George Maharis
Ray Dandridge................Ben Masters
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lady.........................Molly McClure
Mrs. Torgeson................Darlene Kardon
Driver.......................Ron Tron
Waiter #1....................Richard Hoyt-Miller
Waiter #2....................Jerry Tullos
With:
Eddie Stone..................Gerry Okuneff
Cab Driver...................Joe Nesnow
Waiter #3....................Thom Keane
Guard........................Richard Camphuis
Policeman....................Lance E. Nichols
Secretary....................Mary Angela Shea
Guard #1.....................Vincent J. McEveety
Poor Jessica! She is being blamed for the death of an escapee who possible was wrongly convicted.

7.2 [--] Murder She Wrote: DEADLY MISUNDERSTANDING
23Sep90
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Melissa Maddox...............Lise Cutter
Ben Devlin...................Joe Dorsey
Hank Crenshaw................Geoffrey Lewis
Rita Garrison................Janet Margolin
Ron Masak (recurring)
Drew Garrison................David McCallum
Jeff Ogden...................David Oliver
Trudy Ludwig.................Mary Ann Pascal
Ralph Maddox.................Cliff Potts
*
Co-Starring:(end credits)
Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye (recurring)
With:
Young Intellectual...........David Chrisman
Earnest Grandmother..........Bette Rae
Female Patron................Robina Suwol
Synopsis:
A young reporter is persuaded to help a typist alter the evidence and move her husband's body.

7.3 [--] Murder She Wrote: SEE YOU IN COURT, BABY
30Sep90
(Angela Lansbury introduces story only)
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Starring
Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell (recurring)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Amy Sue Kriegler.............Heidi Bohay
Karen Davies.................Judith Chapman
Joe Briscoe..................Charles Haid
Ed Kriegler..................Tom Isbell
Jason........................Peter Kowanko
Charmaine Calloway...........Vera Miles
Truman Calloway..............Robert Reed
Ken Swofford (recurring?)
Rhoda Farraday...............Hallie Todd (recurring)
Marcia McPhee................Nana Visitor
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joyce........................Victoria Boa
Waiter.......................Christopher Halsted
With:
Guard........................Ed McCready
Desk Sergeant................Alexander Folk
Jessica introduces this story of a lawyer (Robert Reed) with many enemies
who is the victim and Dennis who must investigate.

7.4 [--] Murder She Wrote: HANNIGAN'S WAKE
28Oct90
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Commissioner Folkes..........Bradford Dillman
Eric Grant...................Anthony Geary
Phyllis Thurlow..............Cynthia Harris
Daniel Hannigan..............Van Johnson
Dorothy Folkes...............Mala Powers
Stephen Thurlow..............Raphael Sbarge
Bert Kravitz.................Guy Stockwell
Mr. Domant................... Stephen Young
Richard Thompson Grant.......Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
*
Also Starring: (end credits)
Jonathan Barish..............Emory Bass
Co-Starring:
Madeline.....................La Reine Chabut
Victor Impelleteri...........Johnny Crear
Madge........................Kate Randolph Burns
Eddie Folkes.................Isaac Turner
A journalist died before finishing his book trying to show a man was unjustly convicted of murder
16 years ago. Jessica is asked to use his notes to finish his book.

7.5 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE FAMILY JEWELS
04Nov90
w. Tom Sawyer
d. Jerry Jameson
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Rocko Pascolino..............Joey Aresco
Porter Finley III............John Considine
Drew Borden..................Mike Farrell
Sid (campaign manager).......Stanley Kamel
Margaret Gable...............Jonna Lee
Charles Lockner..............Howard McGillin
Lt.Stuyvesant................Charles Rocket
Sheila Kowalski Finley.......Brenda Vaccaro
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
D.L.Beaumont.................Richard Davelos
Arthur Morris................Doug Mears
Barbara Loring...............Deborah Benson
Olivia.......................Pamela Roylance
With:
TV Newscaster................Diana Lewis
Technician...................Michael Halpin
Reporter #1..................Forrest Witt
Reporter #2..................Marcy Goldman
A wealthy woman's passion for jewelry, not always hers, and her involvement with the chauffeur might be connected

7.6 [--] Murder She Wrote: A BODY TO DIE FOR ****
11Nov90
w. Donald Ross
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams
Wayne Bennett................Jason Beghe
Ben Dudley...................Joe Dorsey
Mrs. Hardin..................Alix Elias
Renee........................Ruta Lee
Joe Hardin...................Ernie Lively
Ron Masak (recurring)
Betty........................Patricia MacPherson
Fred Kepper..................Hugh O'Brian
Clarence La Rue..............James Olson
Nancy La Rue.................Sally Struthers
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Floyd........................Will Nye (recurring)
With:
Receptionist.................Katherine Durish
Woman........................Michele Bernath
Paramedic....................Paul Lueken
Synopsis:
Eve is appalled to find the body of a friend of the local gym owner in her bedroom, but at a loss to explain it.

7.7 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE RETURN OF PRESTON GILES
18Nov90
w. Tom Sawyer
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Millie Stafford..............Lois Chiles
Martin Bergman...............George Coe
Gloria.......................Arlene Golonka
Preston Giles................Arthur Hill
Ross McKay...................Michael McKean
Sgt. Slocum..................Todd Susman
Linette McKay................Brynn Thayer
Kendall Stafford.............Gordon Thomson
*
With: (end credits)
Dorothy......................Regina Leeds
Secretary....................Kriss Turner
Cabby........................Michael Eugene Fairman
Asst. Manager................Steven Connor
This time it is the company controller that seems to have been the victim of the previously convicted publisher.

7.8 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE GREAT TWAIN ROBBERY
25Nov90
(Angela Lansbury appears briefly only)
Written by Steve Brown
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Starring:
Dennis Stanton.............. Keith Michaell (recurring)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Anna Louise Barlow...........Diane Baker
Lawrence Ehrlich.............David Birney
Prof. Chandler Fitzpatrick...Roy Dotrice
Lindsay Barlow...............Holly Gagnier
Constantine Stavros..........Nehemiah Persoff
Robert Butler................James Sloyan (recurring)
Lt. Catalena.................Ken Swofford (recurring)
Rhoda Farraday...............Hallie Todd (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Stephen Prutting ........ as Sgt Oliver
Russ Marin .............. as Authenticator
With:
Jan Hoag ............... as Book Lover
Lewis Dauber ........... as Duke of ...?
Daniel Namath .......... as Maitre D'
Freddie Dawson ......... as Reporter #1
Delana Michaels ........ as Reporter #2
Susan Ware ............. as Newscaster
Proving a burnt Mark Twain manuscript is a fake is the reason for a book expert's murder.

7.9 [--] Murder She Wrote: BALLAD FOR A BLUE LADY
02Dec90
w. William Bigelow
d. Jerry Jameson
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Alice Diamond................Daphne Ashbrook
.......... Jimmy Dean
Brittany Brown...............Jeri Gaile
Garth........................Blake Gibbons
Conrad Booker................Mickey Gilley
Mark Berringer...............Gary Grubbs
Preston Wardell..............Tom Hallick
Pam Sue Diamond..............Florence Henderson
Lt. Jackson..................Brandon Maggart
Billy Ray Parker.............Sheb Wooley
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dr. Benson...................John Christy Ewing
Mirabelle....................Marji Martin
With:
Forensic Man.................Bob Swain
First Guard..................Cary Pitts
Jimmy Dean plays a country-music star who's the victim in this story.

7.10 [--] Murder She Wrote: MURDER IN F SHARP
16Dec90
(Angela Lansbury appears briefly)
w. Bill Bigelow
d. Kevin G. Cremin
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Starring:
Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell (recurring)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Alex Seletz..................Stephen Caffrey
Nicole.......................Melinda Culea
Ben Dudley...................Joe Dorsey
Vaclav Maryska...............Ricardo Montalbon
Milena Maryska...............Patricia Neal
Robert Butler................James Sloyan (recurring)
Lt. Perry Catalano...........Ken Swofford (recurring)
Rhoda........................Hallie Todd (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Charlie......................Dean R. Miller
With:
Widow........................Anne Gee Byrd
Mr. Morris...................Aaron Heyman
Security Guard...............John Kerry
Jessica plays a tape sent to her by Dennis. Bad luck follows a famous concert pianist as he
burns his hands and then loses his wife.

7.11 [--] Murder She Wrote: FAMILY DOCTOR
06Jan91
w. Robert Van Scoyk
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lt. Marino...................Tige Andrews
Denise Abruzzi...............Cynthia Bain
Sal Abruzzi..................David Ciminello
Carmine Abruzzi..............Joseph Cortese
Maitre d' (Freddy)...........Robert Costanzo
Phyllis Gant.................Diane Franklin
Rosa Abruzzi.................Rose Gregorio
Michael Abruzzi..............Vincent Irizarry
Andrew Gant..................Monte Markham
............... William Windom (recurring)
Connie.......................Amy Yasbeck
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Agent Misch..................William Utay
Agent Zweiback .............. Newell Alexander
Desk Sergeant................Howard George
Waitress.....................Linda Larkin
With:
Bellhop......................Randall James Jeffries
Policeman #1.................Michael Blue
Policeman #2.................Jay Hill
In Boston, Jessica and Seth are captured by the angry son of one of Seth's patients who didn't survive.

7.12 [--] Murder She Wrote: SUSPICION OF MURDER
20Jan91
(Angela Lansbury appears briefly to introduce the story)
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Starring:
Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell (recurring)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Christina....................Susan Blakely
Joey Hellinger...............Sam Bottoms
Ryan Donovan.................Dennis Cole
Robert Butler................James Sloyen (recurring)
Danny Hellinger..............Robert Strand
Lt. Catalano.................Ken Swofford (recurring)
Rhoda Faraday................Hallie Todd (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Clerk........................Adam Silbar
Cashier......................Paul Keith
Policeman....................Ed Beechner
With:
Doorman......................Lenny Citrano
First Man....................Robert Donavan
Housekeeper..................Judy Kerr
Policeman #1.................Dennis O'Sullivan
Policeman #2.................John Arndt
Dennis is suspected in the murder of the husband of an old flame with whom he has been spending some time.

7.13 [--] Murder She Wrote: MOVING VIOLATION
03Feb91
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Meredith Hellman.............Susan Clark
Ambassador Chandler Hellman..Jack Colvin
Lt. Powell...................Robert Ginty
Haskell......................Harry Guardino
Len Costner..................? Phillip Baker Hall
Bradley Hellman..............David Lansbury
Lawyer Farrell...............Stephen Macht
Ron Masak (recurring)
Mayor Sam Booth..............Richard Paul (recurring)
Morgan Phillips..............Suzanne Snyder
*
Also Starring: (end credits)
Phyllis Costner..............Lois de Banzie
C-Starring:
Deputy Floyd .............. Will Nye (recurring)
Janet Costner................Barbara C. Adside
Mabel........................Phyllis Franklin
With:
Mickey.......................Daniel Ben Wilson
Billy........................Jason Bo Sharon
An influential father cuts no ice with Sheriff Metzger.

7.14 [--] Murder She Wrote: WHO KILLED J.B. FLETCHER?
10Feb91
w. Lynn Kelsey
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Boone Willoughby.............Max Baer
Birdie.......................Janet Blair
Kit Parkins..................Betty Garrett
Sheriff Tanner...............Earl Holliman
Florence.....................Terry Moore
Jane.........................Margaret O'Brien
Lisa McCauley................Jamie Rose
Rick.........................Tom Schanley
Mitchell Lawrence............Lyman Ward
Caroline.....................Marie Windsor
Marge Allen..................Jane Withers
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy.......................David Cowgill
Kennel Clerk.................Jon Menick
Anchor.......................Mario Machado
Clerk........................Rod Britt
With:
Technician...................Marvyn Byrkett
Waiter.......................Marc Marosi
Cabbie.......................Michael Leopard
Security Guard...............Curt Booker
A snoopy fan in Texas impersonates Jessica when she starts investigating a potential dog show
scandal and Jessica is reported dead.

7.15 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE TAXMAN COMETH
17Feb91
w. Donald Ross
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gail Manning.................Robin Dearden
Richard Wellstood............Gregg Henry
Nolan........................Macon McCalman
George Arus..................Kent McCord
Edna Hayes...................Phyllis Newman
J.K. Davern..................Roy Thinnes
Lt. Phillips.................Fred Willard
Gerald Velverton.............Max Wright
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Maid.........................Joan Crosby
Pizza Man....................Dominic Oliver
Officer #1...................Greg Allan Martin
With:
Mrs. Leeman..................Annie O'Donnell
Clerk........................Larry Eisenberg
Officer #2...................John Christopher
The owner of Edna's Pies near St. Louis, is accused of skimping on her IRS payments.
She in turn blames her ex-husband who, consequently, is found murdered.

7.16 [--] Murder She Wrote: FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
24Feb91
w. Gerry Day
d. Jerry Jameson
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Judge Prescott...............Melvin M. Belli
Padley.......................Maxwell Caulfield
Diana........................Patricia Charbonneau
Sheriff......................Robert Donner
Emmaline.....................Nanette Fabray
Randolph Sterling............Kevin McCarthy
Althea Mayberry..............Trisha O'Neil
Tod Sterling.................John Allen Nelson
Jerry Orbach as Harry McGraw (recurring)
Christie Morgan..............Debra Sandlund
Lamarr Morgan................Gregory Walcott
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Martha Jane Stokes...........Helena Carroll
Justin King..................James Bartz
Attorney Mark Mason..........Michael Ayr
Edie.........................Patricia Huston
With:
Young Woman..................Kathy Hartsell
Coroner......................Richard Balin
An argument over stud fees ends in murder.

7.17 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE PRODIGAL FATHER
10Mar91
w. Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Bonnie Hastings..............Claudia Christian
Elton Summers................Don Galloway
Herb Walsh...................Robert Lansing
Ron Masak (recurring)
Maxine.......................Kathleen Nolan
Mayor Sam Booth.............Richard Paul (recurring)
Gil Blocker..................Andrew Prine
Ned Jinks....................Donnelly Rhodes
George.......................Abe Vigoda
Dave Hastings................Larry Wilcox
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye (recurring)
Dr. Lyle Rush................Mark Roberts
Linda........................Robin Gordon
Sally Hastings...............Mindy Ann Martin
With:
Woman........................Sarah Simmons
Man..........................Gary Hollis
A bank robber, long thought dead, returns to see his daughter.

7.18 [--] Murder She Wrote: WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, BILLY BOY?
17Mar91
(Angela Lansbury appears briefly)
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Starring:
Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell (recurring)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Katie Kelly..................Georgia Brown
Brenda McCoy.................Teri Copley
Sally Templeton..............Leslie Easterbrook
Joe Gelardi..................Marty Ingels
Thomas Benzinger.............Jim Metzler
Woody Perkins................Grant Shaud
Robert Butler................James Sloyen (recurring)
Lt. Catalano.................Ken Swofford (recurring)
Rhoda Farraday...............Hallie Todd (recurring)
DiMarco......................Lyle Waggoner
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Elmo.........................Mike Jolly
Budding Comic................David Stenstrom
With:
Comic #2.....................Jeffrey Jena
Insurance #2 Co-Worker.......Jana Grant
Insurance #1 Co-Worker ...... Kevin McCoy
Insurance #4 Co-Worker ......Susan Welby
Insurance #3 Co-Worker.......Matt McCarter
A locked room mystery with the missing ventriloquist's dummy found with the Club owner's corpse.

7.19 [--] Murder She Wrote: THURSDAY'S CHILD
07-Apr-1991
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Andrew Dixon.................John Anderson
Ben Olston...................John Beck
Dawn Bickford................Lindsay Frost
Axelrod......................Alan Fudge
Steve.Landon.................Richard Gilliland
Lt. Claymore.................Paul Gleason
Nancy Landon.................Vera Miles
Clint Phelps.................Martin Milner
Cynthia Olston...............Jennifer Warren
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Crocker......................Jim Boeke
Aaronson.....................Fredric Cook
With:
Taxi Driver..................S. Scott Bullock
Roy Temple...................Steven Novak
Duty Patrolman...............Elven Havard
A woman turns up claiming that Jessica's late husband was the father of her child and he is in
deep trouble involving fraud in his construction company and murder.

7.20 [--] Murder She Wrote: MURDER, PLAIN & SIMPLE
28-Apr-1991
w. Chris Manheim
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ethan........................Todd Eric Andrews
Reuben Stoltz................Hunt Block
Sarah........................Martha Byrne
Sheriff Haines...............John Ireland
Bishop Burkhart..............Jay Robinson
Rebecca Fowler...............Jennifer Runyon
Jacob Fowler.................Michael Sarrazin
Franz........................Arlen Dean Snyder
*
With: (end credits)
Driver.......................Ed McCready
When Jessica visits the Amish to buy a quilt, she finds they are not immune to murder.

7.21 [--] Murder She Wrote: TAINTED LADY
05-May-1991
w. Robert Van Scoyk
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ross Clemens.................Marshall Colt
Laura........................Mary Crosby
Katie........................Nina Foch
Herb.........................Sam Freed
Dr. Logan....................? Jack Kruschen
Sheriff Hays.................Gary Lockwood
Doris........................Laurie Prange
Ellen Woer...................Dee Wallace Stone
Edge.........................Don Swayze
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy Ray Gomez...............Javi Mulero
Deputy Mary Jo Bush............Karen Hensel
Young Man....................Peter Gregory
The owner of a diner is accused of using too much 'spice' in the food, when someone finds arsenic.

7.22 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE SKINNY ACCORDING TO NICK CULLHANE
12-May-1991
w. Tom Sawyer
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Vikki........................Leslie Easterbrook
Nick Cullhane................Pat Harrington
Oggie........................Alex Hyde-White
Phil.........................Tony LoBianco
Ron Masak (recurring)
Richard......................Michael McGrady
Harry McGraw.................Jerry Ohrbach (recurring)
Forbes.......................Jameson Parker
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Floyd........................Will Nye recurring)
With:
Florence.....................Tricia Long
The Mailman..................Postmaster Gen. Anthony Frank
The brewery family is angry when they find out the writer acting as spokesperson for them has written an expose.

############## Murder She Wrote ##############
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