Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
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A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

Director: Bill Duke
Stars: Maury Chaykin, Timothy Hutton, Bill Smitrovich
Nero Wolfe (TV Series 1981)
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The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, ... See full summary »

Stars: William Conrad, Lee Horsley, George Voskovec
Nero Wolfe (TV Series 2012)
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Interesting modern actualization made by italian broadcasting service (RAI) of immortal, well-known characters created by the genial american novelist Rex Stout. It's second time RAI ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesco Pannofino, Pietro Sermonti, Andy Luotto
Nero Wolfe (TV Movie 1979)
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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.

Director: Frank D. Gilroy
Stars: Thayer David, Tom Mason, Brooke Adams
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Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches. But her keen eye for finding ... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange, Steve Bacic
Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun.

Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes
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 Archie Goodwin (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Nero Wolfe (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
Colin Fox ...
 Fritz Brenner (26 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Inspector Cramer (25 episodes, 2001-2002)
R.D. Reid ...
 Sergeant Purley Stebbins (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Conrad Dunn ...
 Saul Panzer (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Avery Ballou / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Bockstael ...
 Agent Stahl / ... (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Lily Rowan / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Schurmann ...
 Director #2 / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nicky Guadagni ...
 Elaine Usher / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Cecil Grantham / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Orrie Cather (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Richard Waugh ...
 Director #1 / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Austin 'Dinky' Byne / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Fred Durkin (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christine Brubaker ...
 Hattie Harding / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

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A new kind of criminal, a new kind of crime, a new kind of client, a new kind of fee. See more »

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In the tradition of a repertory theater company, each episode featured predominantly the same ensemble of guest actors, cast as different characters in each episode/story. See more »

Quotes

[Wolfe fakes a nervous breakdown for Dr. Vollmer]
Nero Wolfe: Do you want to pay two dollars a pound for butter? Fifty cents for shoestrings? A dollar for a bottle of beer? Hmph. Well? Confound it, answer me!
Archie: I don't know if it's the willies or what, but as you can see -
Nero Wolfe: Just because I ask you to lend me five dollars until the beginning of the next war, does not mean that I'm a frugal person.
Dr. Vollmer: Who wrote this script for him?
Archie: It's been like this ever since I brought him home.
Dr. Vollmer: He's been out of the house?
Nero Wolfe: Archie...
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Follows The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) See more »

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19 December 2004 | by (New Hampshire, USA) – See all my reviews

The "Nero Wolfe" TV series (2001-2002) was brilliant, and if you missed it on TV or, like its myriad fans, want to see it again and again, "Nero Wolfe" is available on DVD. Producers Michael Jaffe, Timothy Hutton, and Howard Braunstein did everything right - the cast, the dialogue, the sets, the wardrobe, and the music. Everything that Rex Stout put into his stories can be seen on these DVDs. ("Nero Wolfe-The Complete Season One" and "Nero Wolfe-The Complete Season Two") And the quality of the DVDs, both the audio and the video, is superb.

The Doorbell Rang (the first episode on the Season One DVD set), starring Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin, and Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe, is an exceptional adaptation of Rex Stout's 1965 novel. Nero Wolfe, with the assistance of Archie Goodwin, his intrepid legman, takes on "the big fish," J. Edgar Hoover.

The Season Two DVDs are every bit as fine as the Season One set in audio and video quality. Season Two has the added fillip of bonus material which was sadly lacking in the Season One set. The Season Two set includes "The Golden Spiders," the 2000 TV movie which led to the series, and "The Making of Nero Wolfe," a short documentary which offers interviews with Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, and others involved in the production of this marvelous series. Also included as a "bonus" is a widescreen version of "The Silent Speaker." (It is unfortunate that A&E did not see fit to offer all of the episodes in widescreen.) After enjoying Nero Wolfe Season One and Two you'll want more adaptations of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe done by Jaffe, Hutton et al. You'll also wonder what fit of nincompoopery came over A&E and made them cancel this exemplary series.


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