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Title:
The Smoking Pistol
Plot:
When a cop's son is murdered and a suspect is found holding a smoking gun, he figures it's an open and shut case. But when the suspect's mother appeals to him to investigate further, doubts arise in his mind.
Episode:
0565
Air Dates:
First Run - December 14, 1976
Repeat - March 30, 1977
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5 Responses to Episode 0565


When a cop's son is murdered and a suspect is found holding a smoking gun, he figures it's an open and shut case. But when the suspect's mother appeals to him to investigate further, doubts arise in his mind.

howard dasilva and fred gwynne have two of the best radio voices I've ever heard. thank you very much for this episode.

One aspect of this show I found unbelievable was the change in Harry's mind from George Mason was the killer to he wasn't and they should be looking for a woman. Remember George's mother was convinced that her son did not commit the murder because her son told her he did not do it. Then Harry went back a second time to talk with George. George was being a smart-aleck but said he heard 'light footsteps, like a dame with heels'. Once Harry heard that, he was convinced George was not the killer and the show progressed along those lines. My thoughts are if you have a punk in custody for killing a police officer, he will say just about anything to save his neck.

a terrific choice and i agree that this was a good whodunnit! thank you,

Sounds like this one was written for good ole' Fred Gwynne. Still a good show. FWIW - I researched "Cheers" Steakhouse. It is now Simply Pasta That is for those WOR broadcasts with the old commercial.

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