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The Wide World of Mystery 

A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.
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1976   1975   1974   1973  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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 Otto Roget / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1974
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Peter Coffield ...
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 Dr. Victor Frankenstein / ... 2 episodes, 1973
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 Elizabeth Clerval / ... 2 episodes, 1973
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 Giant / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Philip Bourneuf ...
 Alphonse Frankenstein 2 episodes, 1973
Robert Gentry ...
 Henri Clerval / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Heidi Vaughn ...
 Agatha DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
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 Kaleta Wilson / ... 2 episodes, 1974
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 Charles DeLacey 2 episodes, 1973
George Morgan ...
William Hansen ...
 Professor Waldman 2 episodes, 1973
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 Felix DeLacey / ... 2 episodes, 1973
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 William Frankenstein 2 episodes, 1973
Rosella Olsen ...
 Bride of the Monster 2 episodes, 1973
Edgar Daniels ...
 Innkeeper 2 episodes, 1973
Malila Saint Duval ...
Edgar Justice ...
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 Patch / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
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 Gordon Craig 2 episodes, 1973
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 Clifford Swimmer / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Lt. Danny Ianello / ... 2 episodes, 1975
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 Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1974
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 Linda / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
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 Joe Mattingly 2 episodes, 1973-1974
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 Paul Ross 2 episodes, 1973
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 Midge Ross 2 episodes, 1973
Susan Dury ...
 Babs Bryant / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Charles Macaulay ...
 Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Beatrice Dean 2 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Detective Arnburg 2 episodes, 1974
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 Boyle / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Lee Kroeger ...
 Mandy / ... 2 episodes, 1975
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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

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Many installments have remained unseen since the mid-late 1970s. Though ABC has never commented on their survival status, it is feared that these episodes may be lost. See more »

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Wide World of Mystery
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I remember certain episodes of this late-night ABC show, including the one where Clifton Davis owes gangster Moses Gunn money, but sets up a plan to electrocute him instead. I also recall seeing an old TV Guide listing an episode that had Mark Hamill in the cast, although he's not listed here. I also recall the John Astin and Patty Duke episode, made when they were married, which was more of a downer than regular episodes which dealt with crime stories. This one was a more serious drama about an ailing child, with the Astins as social workers.

I also remember a comedy musical version of "Superman", called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" (which I mistakenly remembered as "Up, Up and Away", that aired in this show's time slot, although it may have been considered a separate special from the series. I recall the cast included Malachi Throne and Al Molinaro (whom I confused at the time with Vic Tayback), with Lesley Ann Warren as Lois Lane and also with Loretta Swit, plus Geoffrey Horne from "River Kwai".


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