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A Black Day for Bluebeard 

A Black Day for Bluebeard is a murder yarn that originated from the Snoop Sisters TV series. Vincent Price guests as a washed-up horror movie star suspected of murdering his wealthy wife. ... See full summary »

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A Black Day for Bluebeard is a murder yarn that originated from the Snoop Sisters TV series. Vincent Price guests as a washed-up horror movie star suspected of murdering his wealthy wife. The grey-haired Snoop sisters--mystery writers par excellence--attempt to crack the case in this made-for-TV whodunit. Written by Anonymous

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19 March 1974 (USA)  »

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10 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe it - there were five Snoop Sisters including the pilot? Gee, they could have given it more of a chance. That NBC Mystery show was like a graveyard of lost shows. If you read a history of it, NBC seems to have put every show in this anthology.

I know Snoop Sisters was about ten years too early but I can't believe it didn't have an audience. It should have been on Sunday night, which it may have been, briefly, but I understand this anthology series kept moving around.

This is the last episode, and it stars Vincent Price, Tammy Grimes, and Roddy McDowell. Price is a has-been horror star who is suspected murdering his wife (Grimes) for her money. He insists that he wasn't in the will, but the only will that turns up shows that he was. Of course this was a major faux pas in the series as whether or not a husband is in a will (or wife) they automatically receive 1/3. So with or without a will, he still had a motive.

Anyway, the Snoop Sisters set out to prove him not guilty, and the result is a wonderful episode.

Vincent Price is so far over the top he's practically on the other side of the mountain, and it's delicious. The directors of these series encouraged that, as most guest stars did the same kind of acting - Cyril Ritchard, Joan Blondell, etc.

I love the energetic performances of Helen Hayes and Mildred Natwick, and Lou Antonio as their driver/major domo. Bert Convy is their nephew and he's very good.

Since Hayes retired in 1985 and Natwick in 1988, I suppose if they had revived the Snoop Sisters, both ladies could have played them. If not, it still would have been a nice addition to the "older people" TV shows around in the '80s. Funny how things go in and out of fashion - the '80s was the last bastion of TV for anyone over 40. Then they aged out of the important 18-49 demographic. Once the '90s came, it was all about the kids.


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