Synopsis by Hal Erickson
On December 16, 1975, ABC's Wide World Mystery unveiled the first of two videotaped pilots for a never-sold detective series. Mr. & Mrs. and the Magic Studio Mystery stars John Rubinstein as David, a crimesolving attorney, and Lee Kroeger as Mandy, his overly inquisitive wife. The plot of this 90-minute effort concerned a murder committed in full view of a theatre audience. A woman steps into a magician's "iron maiden", but does not emerge alive as planned. In the grand tradition, Lt. Selzer (Milton Selzer) nabs the wrong suspect; it's up to Mr. & Ms. to set things right. Possibly inspired by the 1945 comedy/mystery film Having Wonderful Crime, Mr. & Mrs. and the Magic Studio Mystery was followed one week later by the second and last TV outing for David and Mandy, Mr. & Ms. and the Bandstand Mystery (see entry 127559).
couple, lawyer, wife, investigation, magic-show, woman, false-accusation, murder