Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

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Question: Every time there was a murder, Jessica Fletcher wasn't far away. Why was she never suspected in any of the cases?

Neil Jones

Chosen answer: This is the very reason my brother and I used to jokingly call the show, "Murder, She Caused." It's amazing she was ever on anyone's guest list for a party, given the likelihood someone would end up deceased. As to your question, most of the time, Jessica Fletcher would have had an air-tight alibi, as she was in a room full of people, or her whereabouts were accounted for when a murder occurred elsewhere. It also seems to me that there were episodes where she, purely with respect to opportunity, could have been a suspect. I believe she even acknowledged that as a logical possibility from time to time, even though she knew, of course, she was not the killer. However, the investigation would obviously rule out the possibility of her involvement, eventually.

Michael Albert

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Question: How did frank Die?

Chosen answer: It was never revealed what caused Frank's death.

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When the first scene at Emma's hideaway was shown, obviously the two characters Emma and Jessica were filmed seperately on the couch and then the film was put together (as both are played by Angela Lansbury). However Jessica did a lot of moving while she was talking, so Emma was looking straight across at where she had been, despite her bending down while she talked.

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The song Angela Lansbury sings, "Little Yellow Bird," when she plays musical hall performer Emma, is the same song she sang in the 1945 film The Picture of Dorian Gray, when she played music hall performer Sybil Vane.

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