Month: May 2014

EP1262: Police Headquarters: Isaac Nathan Death and the McKenzie Death

The owner of a rich estate is killed in The Isaac Nathan Death. 

A wealthy man is killed and a rival for his wife’s affections is the prime suspect in The McKenzie death.

Original Air Date: 1932

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Telefilm Review: Cat Among the Pigeons

In Cat Among the Pigeons trouble is brewing at a posh girl’s boarding school Poirot visits as a favor to the headmistress, an old friend of Poirot’s.  The murder of a truly horrid physical education instructor named Grace Springer puts the school in a state of a crisis and as more murders follow, parents panic.

Poirot has to solve a case that not only involves international intrigue but also a disappearing princess of an unstable  nation.

Cat Among the Pigeons is a delightful Poirot mystery. While I wouldn’t put it up there with the very best episodes, it’s easily worth the hour and a half to watch it. The film has everything you can reasonably expect: great acting from the entire cast, solid writing,  and a tangled web of lies that Poirot skillfully untangles to uncover the truth and solve the murder.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

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EP1261: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Royal Street Matter

Bob Bailey

Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate a fire where the shop owner refused to file a claim.

Original Air Date: November 25, 1956

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EP1260: Nick Carter: Death Goes to the Post

Lon Clark
A jockey dies near the finish line at a big horse race and Nick  thinks its murder.

Original Air Date: March 18, 1945

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EP1259: Philip Marlowe: The King in Yellow

Van Heflin

Marlowe substitutes for house detective and kicks a raucous musician out of the hotel only to later find him dead.

Original Air Date: July 8, 1947

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EP1258: Pat Novak for Hire: Fleet Lady

Jack Webb

Pat Novak’s hired to find a horse, and he finds the horse and a dead body.
Original Air Date: March 6, 1949
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EP1257: Manhunt: The Clue of the Gloomy Room and the Melody Murder

Larry Haines
A businessman is murdered behind a locked door.

Original Air Date: May 6, 1944

Two songwriters are murdered

Original Air Date: Unknown (mid-1940s)

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