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Lanigan's Rabbi

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(NBC, 6/17/1976, 120 mins). A mystery-comedy about a rabbi and an Irish police chief who form an unlikely alliance to solve the homicide of a housekeeper whose body was found on the doorstep of the synagogue. This was the pilot film to the series during the 1976-77 season with Art Carney and Bruce Solomon (taking over for Stuart Margolin, who was otherwise occupied with “The Rockford Files”series). Subsequently titled “Friday the Rabbi Slept Late” (the title of the 1964 source book by Harry Kemelman).

Production Companies Heyday Productions, Universal Television. Director Lou Antonio. Executive Producer Leonard B. Stern. Producers Robert C. Thompson, Roderick Paul. Teleplay Don M. Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler. Based on a Novel by Harry Kemelman. Photography Andrew Jackson. Music Leonard Rosenman. Editor Volnar Howard III. Art Director Norman R. Newberry. Costumes Nolan Miller.

Cast Art Carney (Police Chief Paul Lanigan), Stuart Margolin (Rabbi David Small), Janis Paige (Kate Lanigan), Janet Margolin (Miriam Small), Lorraine Gary (Myra Galen), Robert Reed (Morton Galen), Andrew Robinson (Willie Norman), Jim Antonio (Jim Blake), David Sheiner (Al Becker), Barbara Carney (Bobbi Whittaker), Robert Doyle (Osgood), William Wheatley (Stanley), Steffen Zacharias (Basserman), Barbara Flicker (Mrs. Blake), Don Keefer (Mr. Kogan), Ray Ballard, Rudy Santos, Branscombe Richmond.

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