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"M*A*S*H" I Hate a Mystery (1972)

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Director:
Writers:
Hal Dresner (written by)
Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
26 November 1972 (Season 1, Episode 10)
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Plot:
Hawkeye finds himself investigating a rash of petty thefts in the camp. | Add synopsis »
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Murder He Wrote, MASH Style See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
Hal Dresner (written by)

Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)

W.C. Heinz  uncredited
Richard Hooker  uncredited
Ring Lardner Jr.  uncredited

Produced by
Burt Metcalfe .... associate producer
Gene Reynolds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
William K. Jurgensen (director of photography) (as William Jurgensen)
 
Film Editing by
Stanford Tischler 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Senter 
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos 
 
Production Management
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor
Mark Evans .... unit production manager
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Engle .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Johnny Mandel .... composer: theme
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walter D. Dishell .... medical advisor (as Walter D. Dishell M.D.)
Larry Gelbart .... developed for television by
Larry Gelbart .... executive script consultant
 

Series Crew
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Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
 
Art Department
Michael Casey .... assistant property master
Kurt V. Hulett .... property man (season 8)
 
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound editor
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (as Don V. Isaacs)
Edward Rossi .... supervising sound editor (as Ed Rossi)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Foster .... rigging gaffer (1979-1980)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator
Michael Hofstein .... aerial director of photography
Jim Sellars .... first assistant camera
 
Other crew
Rita Hudis .... technical advisor: medical
Lee Sollenberger .... animal handler
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
25 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
The title is based on the radio show "I Love a Mystery" about three friends who ran a detective agency.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the personnel enter the mess tent after Hawkeye calls them there, Trapper and Ho John are sitting down on the bench in front of the table, however when Hawkeye reveals the mystery stealer, they are both sitting behind the table.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones:[slapping down a poker discard] One.
Hawkeye:One?
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones:One.
Hawkeye:[to Trapper] Can you believe this guy? He asks for one.
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones:Will you just deal?
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Movie Connections:
References The Thin Man (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Someone to Watch Over MeSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Murder He Wrote, MASH Style, 7 June 2009
Author: getyourdander from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Hy Averback, veteran sit-com director of shows like F-Troop, handles the reins for this one. A murder mystery done very formula and work man like with Hawkeye playing the role of Sherlock Homes (or Jessica Fletcher in drag). The difference is it is done in a shorter time and has some laughs.

While it is not a top episode, it is suitably entertaining with all the folks getting dragged across the suspect list. Hawkeye gets all the suspects together in the mess tent for the finale. Motives get really mixed with Hawkeye in charge and the goings on get even more muddled with a few twists thrown in just to get the viewers attention.

No one throws out the first nurse here, but the doctors are definitely in stitches.

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