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Shadow of a Lover


An actor playing the role of a police detective in a drama series finds himself sucked into the delusional world of a woman hooked on romance films when she asks him to help her locate her missing husband. Things start to get sticky when the actor begins to confuse fantasy with reality.



Air Dates

  • First Run - December 19, 1979
  • Repeat - April 10, 1980





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4 Responses to Episode 1040

This synopsis needs to be corrected. What's above is the plot for "Shadow of a Killer," Episode 1158. "Shadow of a Lover" is about an actress being falsely accused of the killing of a fellow actor. I remember this one from the original broadcast and always loved it.


Thanks for the heads up, Rudy. I enjoyed this episode, Twists and turns to the very end....

Scooter and Greens

Yes, I enjoyed this one as well. I seem to always enjoy the ones Fred Gwyn is in. And this one kept me in suspense until the end.

jim shane

I love all the episodes with Fred Gwynne. This episode is actually called The Shadow of a Killer. There was great audio on this, enjoyed it all. Fred Gwynne is the best, love his delivery

Brian McGlynn

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