Magnum, P.I.

Season 4 Episode 12

The Case of the Red Faced Thespian

Aired Unknown Jan 19, 1984 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Case of the Red Faced Thespian
When a guest is murdered at a Great Gatsby-themed party at the Robin's Nest, a concussed Higgins becomes the prime suspect.

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Ronald Lacey

Ronald Lacey

Archer Hayes

Guest Star

Colleen Camp

Colleen Camp

Valerie Kane

Guest Star

John McCook

John McCook

Nolan Atherton

Guest Star

Kwan Hi Lim

Kwan Hi Lim

Yoshi Tanaka

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nolan: Great costume.
      Magnum: Oh, this isn't a costume.
      Marge: Really? You wear that shirt in public?

    • Higgins: Magnum, I'm very busy placating the guests. Now, will you please send Rick and T.C., away and assume the character of a reasonably competent security person? Only you and I will know you're acting.

    • Inez: What's your sister's name?
      T.C.: T.C. ... Um, that's short for Thelma Catherine. She just goes by T.C.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The script for this episode was originally titled "All the World's a Stage".

    • The German episode titles are "Masken, Mörder und Moneten" ("Masks, Murderers and Money") and "Ein Fall wie von Agatha Christie" ("A Case for Agatha Christie"). The French title is "Le monde est un théâtre", and the Italian title is "Tutto il mondo è teatro", both translations of Shakespeare's line "All the world's a stage" from As You Like It.

    • John McCook and Laurette Spang are married in real life.

    • The official onscreen title of this episode does not contain the grammatically correct hyphen between "Red" and "Faced" that is frequently seen in other listings for this episode.