The Magician

Season 1 Episode 5

Ovation for Murder

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 1973 on NBC
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Ovation for Murder
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After rehearsing for a benefit performance at the Los Angeles County Fair, Tony Blake spots a man being pummeled by two assailants. After rescueing him in his Corvette, Tony discovers that the victim, Albie Allikolos, is a horse breeder whose horse was recently crippled by an unknown attacker. Attending an outdoor party thrown by Albie that evening, Tony sees Albie shoot a creditor after a heated argument. Tony suspects a frame up, and, in attempting to vindicate Albie, uncovers an elaborate criminal horse racing scheme and finds his own life endangered.moreless

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    Jack Kruschen

    Jack Kruschen

    Albie Allikolos

    Guest Star

    Susan Oliver

    Susan Oliver

    Susanna

    Guest Star

    Orin Conover

    Orin Conover

    Walter Brooke

    Guest Star

    Keene Curtis

    Keene Curtis

    Max Pomeroy

    Recurring Role

    Jim Watkins

    Jim Watkins

    Jerry Anderson

    Recurring Role

    Todd Crespi

    Todd Crespi

    Dennis Pomeroy

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Albie Allikolos: A great wine -- the best thing in life. (Looks at girlfriend) The SECOND-best thing in life!

      • "My grandfather used to say, 'A man grows through pain.' I just grew." -- Albie Allikolos, upon learning that someone he thought was a friend had just drugged him in an effort to frame him for murder.

        "Well, it helps fill those empty evenings." -- Tony Blake, in response to Albie Allikolos statement that he was going to a lot of trouble to help him.

        "The only trouble with you is you don't like anybody to say thank you. But I'm a sentimental Greek. When I have something to say, I say it. Thank you." -- Albie Allikolos to Tony Blake

        "Yes, well of course, I deal in fantasy. And there is one advantage in that ... the people you meet." -- Tony Blake, In response to the villain's claim that his explanation of a murder scheme was a "fantasy"

    • NOTES (3)

      • Misc:

        In this episode, Tony performs an illusion to an instrumental version of "Sing Me A Happy Song," the tune Julie Carter sang onstage at Ceasar's Palace in the second episode of the series, "The Vanishing Lady."

      • Helping Tony Blake rehearse in this episode is Connie, the assistant who helped him reassure the hysterical Mark Hamill in "Lightning on a Dry Day"

      • Magic performed in this episode:

        Mark Wilson's Train Illusion (a version of sawing a lady in half, performed by Bill Bixby)
        Rising Cards from houlette (a cylindrical glass holder)
        Torn and Restored Paper

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