Burke's Law (1963–1966)
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Who Killed Sweet Betsy ? 

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One of a set of identical sisters with odd personalities is poisoned with cyanide at the residence of a beach bum and Burke and Tilson uncover a family history of suspicious deaths involving a cast of quirky characters.

Director:

Hy Averback

Writers:

Edith Sommer, Frank D. Gilroy (series based on characters created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Barry ... Capt. Amos Burke
Gary Conway ... Det. Tim Tilson
Regis Toomey ... Det. Les Hart
Leon Lontoc ... Henry
Richard Carlson ... Nels Manning
Gladys Cooper ... Harriet Richards
John Ericson ... Gil Harris
Carolyn Jones ... Betsy Richards / Meredith Richards / Jane Richards / Olivia Manning
Michael Wilding ... Dr. Alan Steiner
Stacy Harris ... Doctor
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Mr. Nishikawa
Patricia Olson Patricia Olson ... Girl Student
Jennifer Gillespie Jennifer Gillespie ... Little Girl
Mimi Dillard Mimi Dillard ... Nurse
Janet Clark Janet Clark ... Little Old Lady
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One of a set of identical sisters with odd personalities is poisoned with cyanide at the residence of a beach bum and Burke and Tilson uncover a family history of suspicious deaths involving a cast of quirky characters.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Richard Carlson, Gladys Cooper, John Ericson, Carolyn Jones and Michael Wilding all receive 'Special Guest Stars In Alphabetical Order' credits. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Amos Burke: A call girl Betsy's age wouldn't mess with a beach bum. That's for the rich or retired: Burke's Law.
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A real spotlight for Carolyn Jones
7 July 2016 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Carolyn Jones will always be best remembered as Morticia Addams on the 60's series The Addams Family and rightly so, her portrayal is inimitable. However before she took on that iconic role she was one of the most distinctive and talented journey-woman actresses around. Though she never enjoyed big screen stardom, despite an Oscar nomination for The Bachelor Party, she was a huge television star even before the series, a go-to performer for episodic TV when they needed someone memorable to fill a role.

Such is her assignment here in quadruplicate. She plays four sisters, Meredith, Olivia, Jane and the ill-fated Betsy of the title. The first three are suspected of bumping of the fourth and Amos Burke smoothly interacts with them, and their prickly aunt played by the estimable Gladys Cooper, to solve the riddle. While Carolyn is dressed and styled differently for each sister what she does that makes this noteworthy is that she makes each sister a markedly unique creation.

The episode is a good one though not extraordinary outside Jones's performance. However if you're a fan of the show this one is particular is worth catching for the superior work of a great actress who should be better remembered.


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