At the annual meeting of Wolfe's gourmet society, Ten for Aristology, one of the members is poisoned, and Wolfe suspects one of the beautiful servers of the crime.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
R.D. Reid ...
Hrant Alianak ...
Zoltan Mahany
Felix Courret
David Hemblen ...
Lewis Hewitt
Dominic Cuzzocrea ...
Vincent Pyle
Adrian Dart
Emil Kreis
Gary Reineke ...
Mr. Leacraft
Jack Newman ...
Mr. Schriver
Helen Iacono
Carol Annis


The gourmet group, Ten for Aristology, meets for its annual celebration of haute cuisine prepared by Fritz and two chefs from Rusterman's. When one of the members, a lecherous Broaway producer, becomes ill at the table, his symptoms lead Wolfe to suspect arsenic poisoning. He narrows the suspects down to five of the twelve showgirls who have been hired for the evening as seductively-clad servers but needs the help of Rusterman chef Zoltan Mahany to identify the culprit. Written by Gabe Taverney (

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Action | Drama | Mystery




Release Date:

26 May 2002 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nero Wolfe: [gleefully to the murderer] This is not the trap. The trap has already been sprung and you are caught in it. My rancor is appeased.
Inspector Cramer: [impatiently, taking the prisoner away] That's enough of that! I didn't agree to let you preach all night!
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Spinning Song
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
KPM CS 7:9
A pianist plays in the restaurant as the killer keeps her appointment with Zoltan
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