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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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Rating

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8 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.

Jaden Curtiss

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.

C. Waymer

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

Debbie

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.

Mickey

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

Petite L.

Is someone editing out the commercials? What a shame! They're one of the best things about old radio programs. I hope the original recordings are being saved and I'd love to see them available separately for those of us who want to hear the whole shebang.

M K

Agree! Please keep the commercials!

Dave

Jerry Reinfield, a young undercover cop, is murdered while trying to bust a drug ring, and George Mason is apprehended near the scene with the murder weapon, drugs and Jerry’s wallet. Even to Jerry’s father, Police Lt. Harry Reinfield, it seems like an open and shut case, since Mason was caught holding “the smoking pistol.” But Mrs. Mason claims her son didn’t do it and haunts the lieutenant until he opens an investigation of his son’s horrible death.

Adam


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