Gordon mentions that he has an incriminating letter written in "Russian", which he can understand but cannot read. However the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used to write Russian, is also used for a number of other languages; in Europe, those languages include Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Serbian, Macedonian, and Moldovan. Without being able to read the alphabet, it is not possible for Artemus to be certain just which language was used in the letter. See more »
Despite a good guest cast, and the presence of Artie, this is one of the weaker entries in this usually fine series. The main problem is that the story in this one just feels tired. This series is at its best when there is a colorful, interesting villain, some weird scheme of villainy, one or two lovely ladies for our boys to flirt with, and plenty of good action.
One of the fun aspects the episode does have, is a chance to see lovely Mary Frann, famous for eight seasons on Newhart, guesting here in her younger days, and she is most attractive, with more décolletage on display than we ever saw in Newhart! In this episode she is going by the stage name of Jennifer Douglas, which she used for a few years, well before Newhart. We also have the fine actors Guy Stockwell and Nina Foch. Nina was a femme fatale in some film noir 1940s films. A decent episode, but not among the best.
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