A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
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Wolfe defies a summons to testify against a man he believes innocent and incurs a contempt of court charge hunting for evidence to cast reasonable doubt on the case against him.

Director:

James Tolkan

Writers:

Sharon Elizabeth Doyle (teleplay), Rex Stout (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Archie Goodwin
Maury Chaykin ... Nero Wolfe
Bill Smitrovich ... Inspector Cramer
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Saul Panzer
Christine Brubaker Christine Brubaker ... Bella Velardi
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Sergeant Purley Stebbins
Saul Rubinek ... Lon Cohen
Robert Bockstael Robert Bockstael ... Jimmy Donovan
Nicky Guadagni ... Alice Hart
Richard Waugh ... Guy Unger
David Schurmann ... Leonard Ashe
Boyd Banks ... Clyde Bagby
Wayne Best ... D.A. Mandelbaum
Francie Swift ... Helen Weltz
Beau Starr ... Judge Corbett
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Storyline

Wolfe and Archie are subpoenaed to testify in the murder trial of businessman Leonard Ashe, accused of strangling a phone operator whom he had asked to spy on his wife. Wolfe resents having to give testimony against a man he believes to be innocent as well as being uncomfortable having to sit next to a heavily perfumed woman in court. He suddenly bolts out of the courtroom in order to find the evidence necessary to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case. His suspicions are confirmed when he discovers that one of the dead woman's co-workers is able to afford an original Van Gogh on her $80 a week salary. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Archie Goodwin: Naturally the first time Wolfe was under his roof Saul wanted to give him good grub. Okay! But three kinds of cheese was pounding it on!
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All Day Long I Dream (of Caroline)
(uncredited)
Written by Henry Davies
CAR 148:11
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