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Cable Roberts, a legendary writer, documentary filmmaker, and hunter in the Hemingway mold, is found murdered in his study. There are three significant clues: he was killed with one of his ... See full summary »

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Cable Roberts, a legendary writer, documentary filmmaker, and hunter in the Hemingway mold, is found murdered in his study. There are three significant clues: he was killed with one of his own rifles, he was shot twice big game style, and his body was propped against a wall alongside his many hunting trophies. Written by Mister-UHF

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Scott vs. Lynde
7 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems that Cable Roberts was a larger-than-life safari-hunter, a la Ernest Hemingway; other than the maid (someone really had a sense of humor---casting Zsa Zsa Gabor as a commoner), it seems that no one who knew him really liked him. When Roberts is murdered, the suspects are his game-hunting partner (the always amiable Chill Wills), his ex-wife (Mary Astor), his son (a very young John Saxon), his secretary (Paul Lynde), and his current wife (Lizabeth Scott).

It's a draw between Lynde and Scott, as to who gave the campiest performance. Every time that Lynde opened his mouth, I saw Uncle Arthur, the Hooded Claw, or the center star of the Hollywood Squares. I found this on Wikipedia regarding Scott's performance: "In Burke's Law "Who Killed Cable Roberts?" (1963), she camps it up as the non-grieving widow of a celebrity big game hunter."; it seems to be appropriate.

Ms. Gabor and Mr. Saxon are still around and they both look fantastic! I was unable to find anything on Karen Flynn (wife of Wills' character) or June Kyoto Lu (Henry's girl/date).

Burke's Law: "When the bell rings, keep on your feet."


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