The Magician (1973–1974)

The Illusion of the Fatal Arrow 

In order to prevent further murders by a serial killer who uses a bow and arrow, Tony Blake partners with a psychic who accurately predicted the first victim's death.


Bruce Lansbury (created by), Paul Playdon | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Joseph Sirola ... Dominick (as Joe Sirola)
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins) (credit only)
Jeremy Slate ... Ross Hazlitt
Tim Matheson ... Jerry Purcell
Murray Matheson ... Walter Moran
Pamela Franklin ... Linda Casey
Fred Sadoff ... Lt. Ed Gold
Grace Gaynor Grace Gaynor ... Shirl
James Victor ... Artie
Mark Wilson Mark Wilson ... Mark Wilson
Greg Wilson Greg Wilson ... Greg Wilson
Sheila English Sheila English ... Magician's Assistant
Nino Nino ... Nino
Nani Darnell Nani Darnell ... Magician's Assistant


Linda Casey, Tony's friend who he knows from taking hang gliding classes together, had a vision of a murder. The victim, Brian McNeil, who she did not know, ended up being murdered just as she saw, by bow and arrow. She has known all her life that she had psychic abilities, but she had never had a vision this "big". Why she feels she had to tell Tony and not the police is later that night, she had another vision of her own death happening as she is standing next to a cop. Also in her vision are the words "Wonder View", which they discover is the name of an area campground. There, they meet a suspicious looking man, who seems to want to know all about Tony and Linda, as much as they want to know about him. As Linda continues to see visions of death, the connection between McNeil and a new potential victim, a Walter Moran, becomes known with a clear motive for wanting them dead. However, Tony has to figure out who the mysterious man at the campground is, and what his connection to the ... Written by Huggo

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Adventure | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

4 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pamela Franklin had already played the exact same part, a psychic, in The Six Million Dollar Man: Operation Firefly (1974), only with a different character name. See more »

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