The Magician: Season 1, Episode 5

Ovation for Murder (6 Nov. 1973)

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During a backyard party where Tony Blake performs, the magician witnesses a Greek man he rescued earlier shoot another man. Blake suspects he was impaired and arranges an elaborate illusion in a hospital to catch the real killer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Keene Curtis ...
Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Albie Allikolos
Walter Brooke ...
Orin Connover
Frank Letterman
Wesley Lau ...
Captain Ivan Gottschalk
Sid Grossfeld ...
Dennis Cross ...
Guard Colton
John Craig ...
Guard Morrison
Eddy C. Dyer ...
Guard Troy


While rehearsing for an extended charity gig at the Los Angeles Fair, Tony is approached by Albie Allikolos to perform that evening at a private party - a birthday celebration for his artist girlfriend, Susanna - complete with home cooked Greek food by Albie himself. Tony later learns that Albie is a food importer, but whose passion was his race horse, Retsina, who needed to be put down a week ago due to a mysteriously broken front hoof, that incident which was just before a race. Two incidents occur with Albie. First, he is attacked at the fairground by two thugs, from which he is saved by Tony. And second, while Tony is performing his act at the party, Albie, in plain sight off in the distance, argues with a man who he shoots dead. The man is Casey Tolliver, a bookie. Behind bars, Albie claims that although he owed Tolliver money, it was as a friend, and not as a bookie or loan shark. And Albie, despite this incident being in front of several witnesses including Tony, claims that he... Written by Huggo

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6 November 1973 (USA)  »

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