Magnum, P.I.: Season 7, Episode 13

Murder by Night (14 Jan. 1987)

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1940's Magnum investigates the murder of a newspaper publisher in a classic whodunit mystery.



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Episode cast overview:
Higgins / Sam Caldwell
T.C. / Inspector Wolf
Rick / Reverend Myron Bentley
Anne Twomey ...
Alicia Maxfield
Christine Maxfield Bentley
Tiffy, Magnum's Secretary
The Coroner
The Butler
Bill Edwards ...
William Tyler Maxfield (uncredited)


In an homage to Hollywood's classic whodunit mysteries, a 1940's Magnum investigates the murder of a newspaper publisher, William Tyler Maxfield. Magnum must disentangle the mystery while contending with the hostile Inspector Wolf. The evidence: Footprints in dust, a piece of broken teacup, a miniature dog statuette. The suspects: Alicia, the young, beautiful, romantically starved wife. Christine, the young, beautiful, spoiled, rebellious daughter eager to be free from her father's control. Myron Bentley, a minister secretly married to Christine, with a past he'd rather keep hidden. And finally, Sam Caldwell, Maxwell's attorney, cold and hostile, who seems altogether too eager to push Magnum off the case. Before digging too deeply, a mysterious file on Bentley's past shows up at Magnum's office. Not long after, Bentley follows. Determined to claim the papers, Bentley confronts Magnum and is shot by an unknown gunman. Written by Christopher D. <

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A fun Episode of Magnum PI
26 November 2014 | by (Harrison, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Not that they ever took themselves over serious on this show, but I always enjoyed the ones where they just had a Fun show that played with the style of the show.

You could tell that the regular actors where all having fun doing something other then their normal rolls and able to do a little stretching of their acting chops.

Two of the added bonuses to this show were the supporting cast of the Beautiful Jennfer Runyon playing the spoiled Rich Love Struck Girl and Henry Jones as the Butler.

The Mystery was a through back to the old Film's and dime novels of the 40's and did keep you guessing till the end. A nice time killer for the afternoon.

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