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The Snoop Sisters 

A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to solve mysterious murders.

Creator:

Alan Shayne
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1974   1973   1972  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Helen Hayes ...  Ernesta Snoop 5 episodes, 1972-1974
Mildred Natwick ...  Gwendolyn Snoop Nicholson 5 episodes, 1972-1974
Lou Antonio ...  Barney 4 episodes, 1973-1974
Bert Convy ...  Lt. Steve Ostrowski / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1974
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A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to solve mysterious murders.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

At the time of broadcast, both leading ladies were considered too old to be believable in their roles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

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ahead of its time, in a way
6 August 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"The Snoop Sisters" starred Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Lou Antonio, and Bert Convy. Unfortunately, it never attracted an audience. Like the later, much better "Ellery Queen," it was about ten years too early. The golden ager TV boom - the breakout hits "The Golden Girls" and "Murder, She Wrote" didn't happen until a decade later.

"The Snoop Sisters" sported some fabulous guest stars and was silly as all get-out. Because it was forced into a 90-minute time slot, it seems slow. The obviousness of the murders on "Murder, She Wrote," didn't stop it from becoming a hit, however, so it's unlikely that was the real problem with "The Snoop Sisters." Like MSW, it relied heavily on style instead of substance and taken on that basis, it was an entertaining series.

With formidable and adorable stars like Hayes and Natwick, it's a shame that this series appeared on TV when it did. Timing, as they say, is everything.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las hermanas Snoop See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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