Pic of the Day: “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” revisited

Our week begins with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep,” first airing on March 14, 1976. Rent-a-hit-man Bonner is on the phone clearing up some details with his latest client.

The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep - 1976

Also seen in this episode (no scenes with Timothy, unfortunately) is familiar character player Michael V. Gazzo. Like Tim, he attended drama school after World War II on the G.I. Bill. He first gained success as a Broadway playwright with A Hatful of Rain, which later became a film directed by Fred Zinneman. He enjoyed a forty-year career as a memorable character actor on television and the big screen. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance as gruff mafioso Frankie Pentangeli in The Godfather: Part II (1974).

Pic of the Day: “The Adventures of Caesar’s Last Sleep” revisited

We close the work week with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventures of Caesar’s Last Sleep.” It first aired on March 14, 1976. As Halloween is fast approaching, I thought we’d all enjoy this delightfully creepy shot of freelance thug Jay Bonner skulking behind doors and being mysterious.

The Adventures of Caesar's Last Sleep - 1976

You can watch this episode right now for pennies at Amazon Instant Video, so check it out, won’t you?