SUMMARY: When a boxer is found dead, Detectives Stan, Phil and Dutch are having
trouble solving the crime - or even having a conversation that
doesn't ramble all over the place. Barnaby the Cop thinks
Benny did it, but it quickly becomes clear that Benny is
innocent because he's blind. Dashing Steve
Cartwright can't believe what a hard time everyone is having
with the case. As Benny is released and stumbles all over
the place, and the detectives argue whether risotto is a pasta
or whether it's rice, classy Delia - Steve's wife - arrives, and she
quickly makes some important deductions.
SUMMARY: Our intrepid and not-so-intrepid
investigators come across a filthy young urchin named Luka, who
may have seen something important. Luka is terrified to
speak at first, but after a drink courtesy of Delia (and Steve's
personal valet, Enrique, who serves everybody a round of
martinis), Luka opens up and tells them of the terrible thing
she saw. Everybody is in tears at her story of a great
leader stabbed in the back by his best friends, who had to put
their ideals above friendship... until they realize that Luka
was just telling the story of Julius Caesar. Still, as
Blind Benny continues to stumble about trying to find his way
home, Delia and Steve somehow tease out enough clues from Luka's
story to deduce that the dead boxer is none other than Joe
Spumanti, the Mad Italian. Delia and Steve split up, Delia
going to investigate the place where he trained, and Steve to
interrogate Joe's girl, the lead dancer at the Follies.
The others decide to lock Luka up "just in case," just as Blind
Benny discovers Enrique's martini cart and declares himself to
SUMMARY: At the Folies Bergere, a musical number is
in progress involving a shaky, polio-stricken FDR. Also
shaky is dancer Betty, the worst dancer in the Follies, and
impressario Fluffy Diamonds fires her. Steve arrives; as the
dancers swoon over the famous detective, he interrogates Fluffy
about the death of Joe Spumanti, but Fluffy claims to know
nothing... nor does hard-bitten Meredith, the leader of the
chorus girls. But Steve's still got his suspicions...
SUMMARY: Delia investigates at the ring where the
late Joe Spumanti trained. She interrogates notoriously
shady trainer Sonny (who is trying to train Blind Benny), but it's a dead end - he loved Joe like a
brother. But another boxer, the monosyllabic Ungher, has a
lead for Delia - a Broadway producer who made Joe mad.
Meanwhile, Steve asks questions of Bruno, the bartender across
the street, but mostly just ends up giving the bartender a
rather violent what-for over the correct way to make a martini.
Photos by Marian
EPISODE FIVE (4/4/15)
- PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!
SUMMARY: Steve and Delia circle back to the Follies
to question Fluffy Diamonds further, as well as his
collaborator, Meredith. They get nowhere... but after they
leave, Meredith confesses to Fluffy that she killed Joe Spumanti.
She has an evil plan to make millions by paying actors less
than minimum wage in plays by people nobody's ever heard of in
houses of less than 100 seats and charging "up to ten dollars
per seat." Spumanti was a Councilor
with Actors' Equity who got in her way. She's had a gaggle
of actors trapped in the basement at the Follies to break their
will so they'll agree to her plans, and she cackles insanely as
she releases the staggering thespians from the basement.
Photos by Marian
Steve Cartwright (Eps.
Delia Cartwright (Eps.
1-2 & 5)
Delia Cartwright (Ep.
The Corpse (Ep.
Chorus Girl (Ep.
Cass / Enrique (Ep.
Blind Benny (Eps.
1-3 & 5)
Blind Benny (Ep.
Vanessa Claire Stewart
3 & 5)
Chorus Girl (Ep.
Julia Griswold, Corey Klemow,
Lisa Anne Nicolai &
99 Seat Actors (Ep.
Choreography by Cj Merriman (Ep.
Money Coming!" - Music & Lyrics by Richard Levinson &
Bill Robens (Ep.