Burke's Law (1963)/Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee?

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Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee
Season 1, Episode 32
Airdate May 8, 1964
Production Number 5876
Written by Harlan Ellison
Directed by Don Weis
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Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee is the thirty-second episode of the first season of Burke's Law, and the thirty-second episode overall.

Guest Stars: Michael Fox (M. E. George McLeod), Eileen O'Neill (Sgt. Gloria Ames), Bob Bice (Fergie), Joan Blondell (Candy Sturdevant), Nina Foch (Anjanette Delacroix), Anne Helm (Sable Delacroix), Betty Hutton (Carlene Glory), Buster Keaton (Mortimer Lovely), Gisele MacKenzie (Keekee Lee), Dawn Wells (Wendy), Cheerio Meredith (Mrs. Ophelia Machree), Jill Donahue (Sherri), Jean Carson (Eagle-Eye), Marianna Case (Barby), Eddie Quillan (Elevator Starter), Milton Parsons (Grippsholm), Paul Sorenson (Lead Cop in Raid), Myrna Ross (1st Girl (Elevator Operator)), Lester Dorr (Lovely's Butler), Patti Pennell (Model), Anne Morell (Girl)


Plot Overview

An elevator crash is the cover-up for the murder of the hated co-owner of a leading couturier. Amos tries to sew up a suspect from a list of his enemies, including the man's wife, who was upset with his chasing of models; the company's co-owner, who stood to gain the entire company; the firm's head designer and her daughter, a model; and the owner of a 'knockoff' company, who was making cheap copies of Glory Lee's dresses using stolen patterns.


Arc Advancement





The Show

In one of his books of TV criticism, episode writer Harlan Ellison reveals the name of the performer who was the killer in this episode (for the benefit of anyone who hasn't seen it, I won't reveal the name and spoil it for you).

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Amos and Les go to visit Mortimer Lovely, played by silent film legend Buster Keaton in one of his last appearances. Lovely is suffering from laryngitis, but manages to answer all of their questions by playing charades!

And how about the good Captain getting busted while going undercover at Joan Blondell's floating card game?


"A woman who strikes a man is not a lady"--Tim quoting his boss, the master of such quotes, after Sable Delacroix takes a swing at him.


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