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The Aaron Burr Murder Case


In a re-enactment of a famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The actor portraying Hamilton is killed by when his partner's gun fires real bullets instead of blanks. The police investigate and soon find that all evidence point towards the real Aaron Burr as the perpetrator of the crime.



Air Dates

  • First Run - November 28, 1974
  • Repeat - January 25, 1975





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5 Responses to Episode 0180

During the rehersal of a play where the principle actors are staging a duel, the character playing Aaron Burr drops dead. His stage partner, a vain well known actor, believes that the gentleman died as a tribute to his own fabulously brilliant performance. An investigation begins into the real cause of the shooting.


Very interesting episode. I liked the storyline. A nice "Twilight Zone" theme and twist. The ending left you wondering about the mud on the car and the actor. How much was he really acting in the end.


Although this was an okay episode, I couldn't stay focused on the story line at all and zoned out while listening to it. It just didn't hold my attention very well.


Guess Aaron Burr, sir, was not throwing away his shot.


Director Maximillian Parradine is making a motion picture on the location of the historical duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. After the shots are fired, the actor cast as Hamilton falls to the ground dead because Tony Bellows, portraying Burr, evidently did not fire the prop pistol, but a real one. Bellows swears his innocence and the policeman who finds the pistol believes him — inscribed on the weapon are the words “Aaron Burr.”


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