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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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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 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 Philip Bourneuf ...  Alphonse Frankenstein 2 episodes, 1973
Robert Gentry Robert Gentry ...  Henri Clerval / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Heidi Vaughn Heidi Vaughn ...  Agatha DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
Mariette Hartley ...  Kaleta Wilson / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Jon Lormer ...  Charles DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
George Morgan 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 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery of the Week See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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While this was broadcast in the United States on ABC as "The Wide World of Mystery", the series was produced and broadcast in the UK under the title "Thriller". The creator was Brian Clemens who earlier created the 1960's hit, "The Avengers" television series. 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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