A television host is admitted to a hospital, whose staff is too cracked up by his comedy to notice that he has turned his room into a private office — complete with piano!
A little girl asks private detective Robert McCall (the title character, played by Edward Woodward) to protect her mother Jessie from her violent father, who has just been released from prison.
In this two-parter, Maddie and Sam stake out a married man (played by Gary Cole) suspected of cheating on his mistress Elaine (sounds odd?).
Broadcast as part of the CBS Summer Playhouse, in which Leslie Charteris' character moves to Manhattan and aids an old friend in trouble. I do not much remember the plot except that Ms. Clarke's character was pointing a gun at Simon Templar near the end of the show. Templar didn't die but the pilot did.
The irony of all this is that I did watch this show but never realized that Ms. Clarke was in it! :-O
Comic-book hero Captain Justice is forced to enter the 'real world' when sales of his comic book decline, thereby threatening him and his world with extinction. The Captain and his pal Gumshoe seek to convince the world, and his aging creator, to believe in him again.
Due to shake-ups in the DC and Marvel comics roster and the discovery of independent comics and manga—with their more realistic plots and characters—this series did not latch with comic book fans, its intended audience. That, and the series tried to be campy but wound up stilted.
It is a puzzle why Ms. Clarke took the role in the first place.
Anyway, for more on Once a Hero, visit this review.
The story of New York socialite Sydney Biddle Barrows, who during the early 1980's ran an
escort service (upper-class prostitution ring) and barely escaped prosecution when she was caught because her clientele was too prominent to risk exposure.
Virginia, one of the service's employees, a medical student who joined up to pay her way through medical school.
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The eyewitness to a murder is a sharp-minded lawyer…who happens to be the real murderer. Ms. Clarke's name was misspelt in the credits as
A young woman is shot to death in her sleep. What looked like an open-and-shut murder case is slowly revealed to be a twisted tale centered around the victim's husband—a treacherous, manipulative man who got his sister-in-law to kill his wife, then got his daughter from a previous marriage to take the rap.
Ms. Clarke plays Brown's first wife, who is shrewd enough to see through Brown's vile charm but powerless as her daughter talks her way into jail.
Bird, an ex-cop turned convict turned investigator for the lawyer who overturned his sentence, infiltrates a psychiatric hospital, where the doctor played by Ms. Clarke runs interference for her incompetent mentor. (Too many patients wind up in the morgue, evidently.)
The Optomobile rolls into the town of Cicely, Alaska, and it's time for the townspeople to get their eyes checked. Optometrist Dr. Rondenet tells Maggie (Janine Turner) that she has presbyopia (farsightedness), which normally occurs in middle age; this makes Maggie believe that she's getting old. Meanwhile, Dr. Rondenet bruises the ego of local DJ and babe magnet Chris because she is not attracted to him.
A mummified corpse is dug up in an apartment block during renovation, and detective Guy Hanks is called in when the corpse is found tied to a case Hanks worked on over twenty years ago.
It may seem odd for comedian Bill Cosby to play a detective if you don't know that he started out on TV playing one in the 1960's series I Spy.
An upwardly mobile young attorney is found strangled, and … the finger points to a web of mafia money laundering at one of the city's most prominent law firms. (From the synopsis at the web site of Wolf Films, which gives us Law & Order).
A woman with mental problems discovers that her hubby and his mistress are out to kill her, but nobody can see past her illness to believe her.
This film is not related to two other films with the same name: a 1997 A&E/LWT film staring Daniel Craig about an obsessively disturbed detective given one last chance to solve a mystery; and a whacked-out 1999 film about murder, performance art, and carrots, starring Heather Graham and Rose McGowan.
The old suburban horror film The Stepford Wives gets a sex change operation in this film about a couple who find the men of the town they recently moved to are too good to be true.
A young woman is driven off a bridge to her death. Nobody wants to come forth with what they saw, and the detectives figuratively have to draw teeth. Dorning is the man who paid the thug (the 'menace' of the title) to rough up the girl, who was blackmailing Dorning's father.
I would never have thought I would find Ms. Clarke on a soap opera, but there she was, listed in a soap-opera web page as playing a psychic.
A newspaper columnist is shot. Suspicion falls first on Franchetta, a man the columnist helped land in prison two decades ago, then on the Hamptons—the son and daughter of a woman for whose murder Franchetta went to jail. (Hint: Franchetta was not the murderer.)
A wealthy woman is taken to the hospital in a coma. At first it looks like an assisted suicide. Deeper digging reveals a more sordid, kinky explanation. Then there's the woman's daughter, a failed publisher, who gets the bulk of the woman's estate if she dies. Ms. Clarke's role as the daughter's lawyer gets a full name.
HBO's series that reveals the hidden truths about sex and contemporary relationships with four female proactive heroines. The hidden truth, from what I have read, is that sex seems to be in short supply for these four.
Ms. Clarke's character has every reason to be uptight—the latest visitor of Sam, the randiest of the four women, unintentionally let a violent burglar into their apartment block.
Ms. Clarke also appeared in FEDS, a five-week spring 1997 series on CBS; and in one episode of Dellaventura, a detective series on CBS during the fall of 1997 where appeared other cast members of the play Titanic: A New Musical.