A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000–2002)
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Help Wanted, Male 

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.

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(teleplay), (novel)
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Fritz Brenner
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Ben Jenson
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Major Emil Jensen
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Peter Root
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Doyle
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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)

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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23 June 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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

Archie asks Fritz to look at an ad in the "Star," but the visible part of the banner on Fritz's newspaper says "NEW YORK R - ." See more »

Quotes

Archie Goodwin: [to Wolfe] Look, I admit that you're a great detective, a champion beer drinker, and a genius, but this is a hell of a way to spend a war. If Carpenter calls, and you tell him you can't do without me, I am going to put gristle in your crabmeeat and sugar in your beer.
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In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more »

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In the Swing
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Written by Alan Moorhouse
KPM 91:20
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