Mrs. Bradley is asked by Insp. Henry Christmas to help investigate the murder of a member of a traveling circus. The woman, who appeared as the human target in the knife throwing act, was stabbed to death and stumbled onto the stage. The police soon arrest the knife thrower but Mrs. Bradley isn't convinced they've got the right man. There is a good deal of animosity towards the travelers from amongst the villagers and she believes that is where the killer will be found. Two additional murders point her and chauffeur George in the right direction. Written by
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Archie tells Mrs Bradley that women should be at home rather than throwing themselves under horses and tying themselves to railings. He is referring to the activities of the suffragettes, who tried such tactics to get the vote for British women, specifically Emily Davison who threw herself under the King's horse at the Derby in 1913. See more
[after putting her bullwhip around George and pulling him provocatively close
Don't worry, George. I'm not going to devour you. I don't eat meat.
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
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