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NBC Sunday Mystery Movie:
Lanigan's Rabbi

 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
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NBC SUNDAY MYSTERY MOVIE: LANIGAN'S RABBI
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Heyday Productions, Inc.
Universal Television/ Universal City Studios/ an MCA Company
for
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie
Executive Producer Leonard B. Stern
Producers Don Mankiewicz and Gordon Cotler (on copyright  Produced by David O'Connell)

US Crime Drama Mini Series 1976 Pilot + 1977 4 episodes x 90 min

starring
Art Carney as Chief Paul Lanigan (Police Chief)
Bruce Solomon as Rabbi David Small
Janis Paige as Kate Lanigan (Paul's Wife)
Janet Margolin as Miriam Small (Rabbi's Wife)
Barbara Carney as Bobbi Whittaker
Robert Doyle as Police Lt. Osgood
Reva Rose as Hannah Prince

Based on "Friday the Rabbi Slept Late" novel by Rabbi David Small series. (copyright says novel by Harry Kemelman)

"Lanigan's Rabbi" was the last series added to the Mystery Movie format.
NBC cancelled all four series and discontinued the Mystery Movie format as a result,
only four Lannigan's Rabbi episodes were broadcast.

Mystery movie theme by Henry Mancini

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[00] Lanigan's Rabbi: FRIDAY THE RABBI SLEPT LATE [Pilot TV Movie]

17Jun1976 NBC Thur
Producer Robert C. Thompson
Teleplay by Harry Kemelman and Don Mankiewicz
Directed by Lou Antonio
Director of photography Andrew Jackson
Editor Volney Howard III
Cast:
Art Carney .............. Police Chief Paul Lanigan
Stuart Margolin ....... Rabbi David Small
Janis Paige ............ Kate Lanigan
Janet Margolin ........ Miriam Small
Lorraine Gary ......... Myra Galen
Robert Reed ........... Morton Galen
Andrew Robinson ... Willie Norman
David Sheiner ........ Al Becker
Jim Antonio ............ Jim Blake
Barbara Carney ..... Bobbi Whittaker
Robert Doyle .......... Police Lt. Osgood
William Wheatley .... Stanley
Steffen Zacharias ... Basserman
Barbara Flicker ....... Mrs. Blake
Don Keefer ............. Mr. Kogan
Ray Ballard ............. Store Detective
Rudy Santos ........... Santos
Michael Santiago .... Cop
Ron Kelly
Branscombe Richmond
Synopsis:
A police chief and a rabbi solve the murder of a housekeeper whose body was discovered at the front entrance of a synagogue.
Synopsis 2:
When a woman is found dead on the synagogue grounds and Rabbi David Small is suspected, Police Chief Paul Lanigan doesn't
believe he's guilty and joins forces to capture the real culprit.

## NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Lanigan's Rabbi ##
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NBC Sunday 8:00-9:30pm Eastern (27Jan77-24Apr77)

[01] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Lanigan's Rabbi: CORPSE OF THE YEAR (90 min)
27Jan1977 NBC Sun
Producer David J. O'Connell
Written by Gordon Cotler and Don Mankiewicz
Directed by Leonard Stern
Director of photography Isadore Mankofsky
Editor Clay Bartels
Music Score by Don Costa
starring
Brian Dennehy ....... Burton Tree
Rita Moreno ........... Millie Hillman
Peter Marshall ........ Mike Alessio
Donna Theodore ..... Stacey Tree
Brendan Burns ....... Tim Clay
Milt Kamen ............. Everett Stiles
Murray Pollack ........ Abner
Andrea Howard
Dick Yarmy
Doris Hess
John Wyler
Eugene Elman
Brett Ericson
Sheri Lynn Flame
Synopsis:
The guest of honor at a "Man of the Year" gala is murdered.
Synopsis 2:
Small-town police chief Paul Lanigan joins forces with a rabbi to solve murders in this series, which opens with the
unlikely duo investigating the slaying of the guest of honor at a Man of the Year gala.

[02] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Lanigan's Rabbi: THE CADAVER IN THE CLUTTER (90 min)
20Mar1977 NBC Sun
Produced by David O'Connell
Teleplay by Don Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler/ Story by Robert Pirosh
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music Score by Don Costa
starring
Virginia Mayo ............. Margaret Alton
George Gobel ............. Joseph Jarvis
Anne Schedeen .......... Barbara James
Steve Franken ............ Will Stopes
Michael Richardson .... Billy James
Guy Stockwell ............. Liggett
Alan Manson ............... Hanson
Richard Bakalyan ........ Eddie Mott
Bob Neill ...................... Warren
Synopsis:
A poor woman is accused of murdering her miserly rich uncle.
Synopsis 2:
Chief Lanigan and Rabbi Small try to get the truth from a recluse who has become the focal point of local curiosity when
his eccentric brother is murdered.

[03] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Lanigan's Rabbi: SAY IT AIN'T SO, CHIEF (90 min)
17Apr1977 NBC Sun
Produced by David O'Connell
Teleplay by Don Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler/ Story by Norman Lessing
Directed by Joseph Pevney/ (on copyright Directed by John Astin)
Music Score by Don Costa
starring
John Astin .................. Myron Kapstein
Beverly Garland ......... Mollie Franks
Howard Duff ............... Cyrus Hollister
Jackie Coogan ........... R.B. Haig
Scott Colomby ............ Donny Hollister
George Murdock ......... Ben Franks
Gil Serna .................... Officer Malloy
Synopsis:
Lanigan is suspected of murdering the person who accused him of accepting a bribe.
Synopsis 2:
Lanigan is unjustly accused of corruption and becomes a homicide suspect when his accuser is found slain.

[04] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Lanigan's Rabbi: IN HOT WEATHER, THE CRIME RATE SOARS (90 min) [Final Episode]
24Apr1977 NBC Sun
Produced by David O'Connell
Teleplay by Karl Tunberg, Terence Tunberg
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music Score by Don Costa
starring
Herb Edelman ............ Harmon Morris
Mel Ferrer .................. Mike Rushmore
Constance Towers ..... Vinnie Barcas
Lawrence Pressman .. Bert Morris
Fawne Harriman ......... Arthur Allegro
Abbe Kanter ............... Herbert Morris
Michael McManus ...... Hutchison
Synopsis:
With the crime rate rising and a politician howling for the mayor's recall, Lanigan is pressured to solve a murder.
Synopsis 2:
Rabbi Small is aloft his hangglider when he witnesses the escape from jail of a female suspect in the slaying of a
prominent psychiatrist.

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