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The Wide World of Mystery 

A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

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Brian Clemens
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2   1   Unknown  
1976   1975   1974   1973  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Karlen ...  Otto Roget / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1974
Joel Fabiani ...  Pete 3 episodes, 1973-1975
Philip Carey ...  Detective Arnburg / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1974
Peter Coffield ...  Chet / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1976
Robert Foxworth ...  Dr. Victor Frankenstein / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Michael Parks ...  Moody 2 episodes, 1975
Susan Strasberg ...  Elizabeth Clerval / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Bo Svenson ...  Giant / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Philip Bourneuf ...  Alphonse Frankenstein 2 episodes, 1973
Robert Gentry ...  Henri Clerval / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Heidi Vaughn ...  Agatha DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
Mariette Hartley ...  Kaleta Wilson / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Jon Lormer ...  Charles DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
George Morgan ...  Hugo 2 episodes, 1973
William Hansen William Hansen ...  Professor Waldman 2 episodes, 1973
Brian Avery ...  Felix DeLacey / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Willie Aames ...  William Frankenstein 2 episodes, 1973
Rosella Olsen Rosella Olsen ...  Bride of the Monster 2 episodes, 1973
Edgar Daniels Edgar Daniels ...  Innkeeper 2 episodes, 1973
Malila Saint Duval Malila Saint Duval ...  Safie 2 episodes, 1973
Edgar Justice Edgar Justice ...  Mayor 2 episodes, 1973
Peter Haskell ...  Clifford Swimmer / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Laurence Luckinbill ...  Patch / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Gary Merrill ...  Gordon Craig 2 episodes, 1973
Bradford Dillman ...  Lt. Danny Ianello / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Robin Strasser ...  Gina / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Susan Sarandon ...  Dita / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Charles Dierkop ...  Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Heather MacRae ...  Lila / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Sharon Farrell ...  Linda / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Moses Gunn ...  Joe Mattingly 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Charles Aidman ...  Paul Ross 2 episodes, 1973
Anne Francis ...  Midge Ross 2 episodes, 1973
Susan Dury Susan Dury ...  Babs Bryant / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Nita Talbot ...  Beatrice Dean 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Lynda Day George 2 episodes, 1974
Barton Heyman ...  Boyle / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Leslie Charleson 2 episodes, 1975
Lee Kroeger ...  Mandy / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Robert Symonds ...  Ruig 2 episodes, 1975
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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

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Many installments have remained unseen since the mid-late 1970s. Though ABC has never commented on their survival status, it is feared that these episodes may be lost. See more »

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Wide World of Mystery
12 September 2005 | by barneyoSee all my reviews

I remember certain episodes of this late-night ABC show, including the one where Clifton Davis owes gangster Moses Gunn money, but sets up a plan to electrocute him instead. I also recall seeing an old TV Guide listing an episode that had Mark Hamill in the cast, although he's not listed here. I also recall the John Astin and Patty Duke episode, made when they were married, which was more of a downer than regular episodes which dealt with crime stories. This one was a more serious drama about an ailing child, with the Astins as social workers.

I also remember a comedy musical version of "Superman", called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" (which I mistakenly remembered as "Up, Up and Away", that aired in this show's time slot, although it may have been considered a separate special from the series. I recall the cast included Malachi Throne and Al Molinaro (whom I confused at the time with Vic Tayback), with Lesley Ann Warren as Lois Lane and also with Loretta Swit, plus Geoffrey Horne from "River Kwai".


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15 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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