Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Margo Bentley's about her experiences hobnobbing with powerful people worldwide just might be a best-seller. Concerned about advance publicity, she advises her agent that she'll continue ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven H. Stern)

Writers:

Lou Shaw (creator), Michael Kozoll (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Lynette Mettey Lynette Mettey ... Lee (as Lynnette Mettey) (credit only)
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Carol Lynley ... Lynn Dressler
Joanna Barnes ... Margo Bentley / Barbara Miller
Phyllis Newman ... Mrs. Ellis
Monte Markham ... Harold Fredericks / Mr. Castle
Dina Merrill ... Claire Garner
Sheilah Wells ... Secretary
Fred Sadoff ... Arthur Ellis
Andy Romano ... Derrick Kendal
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Margo Bentley's about her experiences hobnobbing with powerful people worldwide just might be a best-seller. Concerned about advance publicity, she advises her agent that she'll continue working in a hotel, under an alias. Hours later, she's dead, apparently of liver cirrhosis. Unmoved by Quincy's objections, Asten releases the body to a funeral home that quickly cremates it. Then Quincy finds a strange microorganism in her blood - something he's never seen before. One of Margo's friends gives Quincy the New York telephone number of her literary agent, but Quincy finds that avenue closed - by the days earlier death of that agent, apparently from liver cirrhosis... Written by CommanderBalok

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The shot of Quincy looking up from his microscope during the series opening credits is taken from this episode. Also, the shot of Carol Lynley slowly going down the steps in a blue dress (when her face isn't shown) also comes from this episode. In effect this means she appears in every episode of Quincy, even though it isn't obvious. See more »

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The two shots of Fredericks sitting on the beach eavesdropping is exactly the same even though it was supposed to be on two different days. See more »

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Wow...Astin is a real idiot in this one!
2 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Sometimes on "Quincy" you had to feel sorry for Quincy's boss, Astin. However, in this one he really blows it and never really seems to realize what a HUGE blunder he's made. The show begins with a woman dying--and the medical examiner's office has no idea who she is. They ASSUME she's a prostitute who died from the effects of alcohol, but the work gets sloppy. When a local funeral home calls to say they know who the victim was and pick up the body, Astin signs off on the autopsy--even though Quincy isn't finished. They soon learn that the papers given to the funeral home were fake--and the body has been cremated! Oops! Clearly, it points to a cover-up--but WHO and WHY would they do this? And, when another body turns up on the East Coast, Quincy springs into action.

This second episode of "Quincy" is a very good one. Of course, the crime is VERY fanciful (something common on the show but not in real life) but Quincy, though pushy, comes off as very reasonable (something not always common on the show!). All in all, a fascinating episode--one that is well worth seeing.

By the way, the closing music in the early episodes was different--and the show was not yet a weekly series. Additionally, another reviewer said he saw a 44 minute version--this one I saw was on DVD and was the full 48 minute one.


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