The Magician

Season 1 Episode 5

Ovation for Murder

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 1973 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

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