The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )

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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

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 Otto Roget / ... (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joel Fabiani ...
 Pete (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Chet / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Dr. Victor Frankenstein / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
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 Moody (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Elizabeth Clerval / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
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 Giant / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
Philip Bourneuf ...
 Alphonse Frankenstein (2 episodes, 1973)
Robert Gentry ...
 Henri Clerval / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
Heidi Vaughn ...
 Agatha DeLacey (2 episodes, 1973)
Jon Lormer ...
 Charles DeLacey (2 episodes, 1973)
George Morgan ...
 Hugo (2 episodes, 1973)
William Hansen ...
 Professor Waldman (2 episodes, 1973)
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 Felix DeLacey / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
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 William Frankenstein (2 episodes, 1973)
Rosella Olsen ...
 Bride of the Monster (2 episodes, 1973)
Edgar Daniels ...
 Innkeeper (2 episodes, 1973)
Malila Saint Duval ...
 Safie (2 episodes, 1973)
Edgar Justice ...
 Mayor (2 episodes, 1973)
Peter Haskell ...
 Clifford Swimmer / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Lt. Danny Ianello / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Kate (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Linda / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Joe Mattingly (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Paul Ross (2 episodes, 1973)
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 Midge Ross (2 episodes, 1973)
Susan Dury ...
 Babs Bryant / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Charles Macaulay ...
 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Detective Arnburg (2 episodes, 1974)
Barton Heyman ...
 Boyle / ... (2 episodes, 1974)
Leslie Charleson
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 Mandy / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

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Wide World of Mystery
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember certain episodes of this late-night ABC show, including the one where Clifton Davis owes gangster Moses Gunn money, but sets up a plan to electrocute him instead. I also recall seeing an old TV Guide listing an episode that had Mark Hamill in the cast, although he's not listed here. I also recall the John Astin and Patty Duke episode, made when they were married, which was more of a downer than regular episodes which dealt with crime stories. This one was a more serious drama about an ailing child, with the Astins as social workers.

I also remember a comedy musical version of "Superman", called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" (which I mistakenly remembered as "Up, Up and Away", that aired in this show's time slot, although it may have been considered a separate special from the series. I recall the cast included Malachi Throne and Al Molinaro (whom I confused at the time with Vic Tayback), with Lesley Ann Warren as Lois Lane and also with Loretta Swit, plus Geoffrey Horne from "River Kwai".


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