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Title:
The Benjamin Franklin Murder Case
Plot:
Ben Franklin is the hero in this case of an assassination in a Philadelphia mansion in 1750.
Episode:
0252
Air Dates:
First Run - April 7, 1975
Repeat - July 9, 1975
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4 Responses to Episode 0252


A murder takes place in a mansion located in Philadelphia in 1750. Ben Franklin steps in to clear the innocent and discover the guilty.

A woman is trying to sell her home because it is far too large and costly to maintain. A potential buyer lo-balls the offer claiming that the house is haunted, and whatever purpose he could put the land or building to would be tarnished by the home’s reputation. While the woman assures him it is not, her close relation claims it is. Ben Franklin is brought in to help figure things out. Don’t know why it had to be Ben Franklin… perhaps the It’s Murder Mr. Lincoln episode received good reviews so why not have another president episode? Twin Episode: 0247 Key to Murder March 28, 1975

Clever deductive work by Benjamin Franklin using the beliefs current of the time together with scientific observation to solve the case. And yes, it was quite similar to #0247 as poster Marco M. noted above. Both episodes are fun and the commentary by E.G. Marshall provided good background. Liked his comment about the Founders.

I'm surprised that they didn't get Howard Da Silva to play the role of Ben Franklin. I remember this episode from when I was 12 years old and I always thought that it was Howard playing Mr. Franklin. I guess I just sort of mixed up my memories of 1776 and CBS RMT!

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