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His Hour Upon the Stage 

The frozen body of a Broadway producer is found five years after his death. Stone suspects that a show investor and the producer's fiancée actress were involved, but time makes it more difficult to find a motive.


Steve Cohen


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Sergeant Phil Cerreta
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... A.D.A. Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Finn Carter ... Leslie Hart
Frank Converse ... Gary Wallace
John Cunningham ... Cobb
Alan Feinstein ... Elliot Ketcham
Alberta Watson ... Miss Hanley
Bruce MacVittie ... Gabe Hunt
Mike Starr ... Pollard
Dylan Baker ... Sean Hyland
Francine Beers Francine Beers ... Arraignment Judge Janis Silver


After the body of a Broadway producer is found in a dumpster in the Meat Packing District, Cerretta and Logan discover that the body had been in a freezer since 1986. As the investigation continues, the detectives are led to a shady Broadway show producer, the man's ex-fiancée and a song writer, who may be linked to his possible murder and the motives behind it. Written by danny gonzalez

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The victim in this episode is a Broadway producer who was putting on a play titled 'Bleak House.' Bleak House is a novel written by Charles Dickens in the 1850's. See more »


Mike Logan: [about the murder victim] Wearing a tux, not homeless. Nobody cared enough to miss him?
Donald Cragen: Well, somebody cared enough to freeze him.
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The Frozen Dead
30 June 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The frozen body of a fledgling Broadway producer is discovered after it's being dumped in a restaurant freezer and there for over five years. That makes it a homicide and those three holes in head and chest make it a homicide. Nobody likes cold cases especially Paul Sorvino and Chris Noth.

They zero in on the responsible parties which turn out to be the deceased's producing partner Frank Converse and the deceased girlfriend Finn Carter who became a star as a result of appearing in the last property the victim produced.

When it gets to the District Attorney it's a question of assigning the blame in portions and who gets the biggest share. It becomes obvious that Carter is the prime mover in the homicide and the motive turned out to be some shady financing of the show itself. For most of the episode Carter seems just out of reach. Not helping is the fact that the actual shooter was picked up on another charge and died in prison. But Richard Brooks is the one who makes the connection between Carter and the deceased hit man which nails her in court for Michael Moriarty.

Jerry Orbach says he loves it when they're stupid, I love it when they outsmart themselves.

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10 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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