Wolfe hires a look-alike double to stand in for him after he receives a death threat, the exact same threat that was carried out earlier against a potential Wolfe client.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel)
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Colin Fox ...
...
R.D. Reid ...
...
Ben Jenson
...
Major Emil Jensen
...
General Carpenter
...
Colonel Dickey
...
Peter Root
...
Jane Geer
...
Hackett
...
Doyle
Edit

Storyline

Wolfe turns away a frightened prospective client who desperately wants Wolfe to defend him after receiving a threatening letter. When the man is murdered hours thereafter, Wolfe fears for his own life after he receives an identical letter. He hires a lookalike to impersonate him at $100 per diem and waits for the murderer to reveal him or herself. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Before I Die" was chosen as the second entry of the thirteen part "Nero Wolfe" radio series and was broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on January 23, 1982. See more »

Goofs

The plot and dialogue indicate that this episode takes place during World War II. However, a news headline on Wolfe's morning paper reads, "Work completed on U.N. buildings." The United Nations was not founded until after WWII. See more »

Quotes

Jane Geer: Fat coward!
Nero Wolfe: I hired this man, not out of cowardice but conceit. I am insufferably conceited. Should I be killed, I doubted that the murderer would ever be caught.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more »

Soundtracks

Railroad Boogie
(uncredited)
Written by Tony Kinsey
KPM 278:20
Archie and Jane arrive at the brownstone
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nero Wolfe Soundtracks buyerh
Off topic but... Saiga
1950s? megamegan_22
Scrambled Eggs zboston3
Saul fans? And where can I find the longer European/Int'l versions? carly_grrl
How many seasons Devobow
Discuss Help Wanted, Male (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?