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Framed for Murder 

The Tuckerbag Film Studio (in which Phryne has invested) suffers a setback when the leading actor in its Egyptian epic is killed on set. Another murder soon follows.

Director:

Peter Andrikidis

Writers:

Kerry Greenwood (novel), Chris Corbett | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Essie Davis ... Phryne Fisher
Nathan Page ... Detective John 'Jack' Robinson
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Hugh Collins
Ashleigh Cummings ... Dorothy 'Dot' Williams
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Bert
Anthony J. Sharpe ... Cec (as Anthony Sharpe)
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ... Mr. Butler
Craig Hall ... Jefferson Clarke
Hamish Michael ... Raymond Hirsch
Jane Harber ... Clara Whiting
Richard Sutherland ... Gordon Thackaway
Stephanie King ... Lily Luscombe
James Beck James Beck ... Vernon Palmer Jnr
Alan Kieman Alan Kieman ... Donald Everton
Ben Sofowora Ben Sofowora ... Slave Leader
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Storyline

A journey into the twilight world of silent movies. Hollywood has a stranglehold on the Australian industry, and with 'talkies' on the way, the exotic 'Bride of Babylon' production is in serious jeopardy. With one of Phryne's oldest friends producing the movie, she has no choice but to get involved when the lead actor is murdered on set. She steps in to solve the crime and save the production, juggling the roles of principal investor and private investigator. The show must go on, and when the director is also killed, Phryne takes the reins. Written by Every Cloud Productions

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (silent era film footage segment)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the episode, 'Jack' (Nathan Page) dubs the voice of a Roman Guard played by 'Bert' (Travis McMahon). In real life, Nathan Page does a lot of voiceover work for Australian advertisements. See more »

Goofs

Miss Fisher receives a confession to killing Donald with white pills from a brown bottle that were crushed and put in his whiskey. When Miss Fisher is shown the bottle of pills, it is a clear bottle, not brown. See more »

Quotes

Phryne Fisher: We have a quaint custom here: the person with the gun asks the questions.
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Crazy Credits

Due to the setting of the story at a 1929 film studio, the closing credits are presented in the style of that film era. See more »

Connections

References Salome (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

Perdido Street Blues
Written by Louis Armstrong
Performed by New Orleans Wanderers
Universal Music Corp/MCA. Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Peter Milley
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Misinterpretations of the final scene
14 April 2019 | by eekmeepSee all my reviews

The actor was still in costume. He isn't chained to the bed. The chain on his ankle is just part of his costume from the movie.


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