A wealthy realtor sends out dozens of copies of a book that paints the FBI in an unfavorable light. They harass her. So she turns to Nero Wolfe to get them off her back.

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A wealthy realtor sends out dozens of copies of a book that paints the FBI in an unfavorable light. They harass her. So she turns to Nero Wolfe to get them off her back.

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Filmed in 1977 as a series pilot, it was put on the shelf for two years. In the interim its star, Thayer David, died. The film finally aired December 18, 1979, as a midnight movie. See more »

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The David Lewis in this episode is David Lewis (III) See more »

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Mrs. Rachael Bruner: I'd heard that Nero Wolfe wasn't afraid of anything.
Nero Wolfe: One can retreat from folly without backing into fear.
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Spin-off Nero Wolfe (1981) See more »

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Interesting interpretation
1 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this adaptation of one of my favorite detectives on ME (Memorable Entertainment) television on AT&T U-Verse. I have enjoyed Mr. Stout's books for years and enjoyed this (assumed) pilot.

When I saw it listed I thought it was the A&E series with Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin and I had enjoyed that series for the short time it was on.

I agree with one of the other reviewers that Mr. Thayer was really too slim to play Nero Wolfe, but I had enjoyed his appearances on "Dark Shadows" and did not let that deter my enjoyment.

Tom Mason was entertaining as Archie Goodwin, but Timothy Hutton's performances on the A&E series had spoiled me.

I am glad I stuck with the airing and enjoyed the others in the cast, especially Anne Baxter. If you ever get the chance, I think you might enjoy this also.


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