Ada Harris, a London charwoman in the 1950's, sees a Dior dress and decides that she's going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to... See full summary »
Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »
An aging school teacher (Lansbury) at a Catholic grammar school in Minnesota questions her life's existence when she has to start battling a new bishop (Prosky). As a result she retires and... See full summary »
When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ... See full summary »
Anthony Pullen Shaw
Thomas Ian Griffith,
Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) reprises his role as the crime solving doctor in this tv movie based on the television series. When a large group of Mexican workers are infected with a ... See full summary »
Christian I. Nyby II
Dick Van Dyke,
Barry Van Dyke,
Jessica Fletcher becomes a speaker at Speakers' Incorporated attended by various authors. Russian author Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica must help a struggling writer who is accused of his murder.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located in Hollywood across from the original Grauman Chinese Theatre, was the film's hotel lobby interiors. The hotel check-in desk was positioned in the West side of the lobby, opposite the Hotel's actual main desk check-in! Primarily to provide little interruption, unnecessary actual hotel guest activity during the filming process. The set decorator Don Remacle switched and added furniture, tables, lamps and plants to the existing lobby. The hotel rooms and corridors were built on stage at Universal Studios. See more »
While Jessica is reading Yuri's manuscript, Warren knocks on her door and the pages in the book indicate that she is almost finished reading it. But when the camera changes to look over her shoulder, the pages in the book show that she is now back near the beginning. See more »
[into the tape recorder]
Officially for the record I'm giving you this confession. But Patricia here has first rights of publication of the story. Told you I'd get you that big break. Always keep my promises.
Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski:
I'm surprised Mrs. Fletcher isn't to tell the story. And she has every right to.
I think she understands. Well, here we go. My son Brad was a correspondent for the...
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Following in the footsteps of the TV show, this TV movie did not disappoint. The characters, most especially J.B. Fletcher were well thought out and the acting was good. It was nice to see the return of one of the greatest television shows of all time, and it came back with a story symbolizing what made Murder, She Wrote so good. The people involved didn't see a TV movie with a bigger budget as an opportunity to create more action and special effects, the true reasons for Murder, She Wrotes popularity: the characters and stories (involvement of the viewer in solving the crime) remained in the fore-ground. It truly was a story, an event, a show to die for. (In the literal sense, of course.)
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