Murder, She Wrote/Deadpan

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Season 4, Episode 21
Airdate May 1, 1988
Production Number 63318
Teleplay by Maryanne Kasica &
Michael Scheff
Story by Arthur David Weingarten
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
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Deadpan is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of Murder, She Wrote, and the eighty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Lloyd Bochner (Jason Richards), Miles Chapin (Walter Knapt), Carole Cook (Shayna Grant), Marilyn Hassett (Barbara Blair), Rich Little (Barney Mapost), Christopher Norris (Denise Quinlan), Eugene Roche (Aloysius Jarvis), Dean Stockwell (Eliot Easterbrook)

Also Starring: Philip Abbott (Ed Cullen)

Co-Starring: John DiSanti (Danny O'Mara), Penny Santon (Mrs. Rizzo)

with Don Correia (Shayna's Assistant), R.J. Arterburn (Sergeant), Robert Richmonti (Maitre D'), Barbara Beckley (Sophisticated Lady), Marcy Goldman (Assistant), Sue Bugden (Wife), Michael Ashe (Businessman)


Plot Overview

An acerbic theater critic is murdered, and the prime suspect is a playwright whose latest work he mercilessly trashed.


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