Matlock/The Formula

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The Formula
Season 5, Episode 18
Airdate February 12, 1991
Teleplay by Anne Collins
Story by Gerald Sanoff
Directed by Christopher Hibler
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The Formula is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of Matlock, and the one hundred ninth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas), Julie Sommars (Julie March) (credit only)

and Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (Conrad McMasters)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Christian Clemenson (Dr. Tim Crider), David Froman (Lt. Bob Brooks), Carol Mayo Jenkins (Dr. Doris Massler), James Karen (Ed Billings), Joe Mays (Jerry Hughes), Charlie Stratton (Jeff Duvall)

Co-Starring: Steve Archer (Security Guard), Patricia Daniels (Denise), Earlene Davis (Jury Foreperson), Arthur Eckdahl (Judge Harrington), Morgan Hunter (Dr. Ingersol), Pamela Kosh (Housekeeper), Nancy Sullivan (Mrs. Crider)


Plot Overview

The inventor of a special hair tonic needs Ben's help--he's accused of killing the chemist who stole his idea.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

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Memorable Moments