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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The End of the Rainbow
Plot:
Life becomes complicated for a lonesome housewife when she finds herself picked up by a handsome stranger at a singles bar and accompanies him to a nearby town infamous for heavy gambling.
Episode:
1072
Air Dates:
First Run - March 31, 1980
Repeat - July 15, 1980
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6 Responses to Episode 1072


I have to say I think this episode would have to be among the top five of te several hundred I have heard so far, good moral story,(almost immoral) good ending.

Very good 'Theatre of the Mind'! We have plenty of Talk Radio programs, but few that take us away from our daily lives. We are focused on a flat screen of reality. Wish Radio Dramas and Serials would return. I can imagine Carlotta as my imagination 'sees' appropriate. I was able to enjoy and multitask work at the same time. You should give it a try. This was aired in 1980. My how entertain like this disappeared in 32 years! Before the tube, this was the entertainment... Old books are classics, we do not dismiss or discard them even today. It moved to iPads, Kindles, and the like! I shout 'bring real radio back!'. The 'Day the Music Died', the Radio Theatre sadly did as well. Thank you for these treats of yesteryear! Bravo!

What a great episode! RMT once again presents great entertainment with food for thought. Great program for anyone married or thinking about getting married.

I don't like to give away the endings, or even what happens during the program as I feel it ruins it for the listener who then constantly waits for certain foretold events to happen during the program, etc. Having said that, this is a hard program to tell much about without going into detail. So, don't read this review and just go listen to the program and you'll find that this is a program that will hold your attention. This is the kind of mystery that I like to listen to. If you do want details, here are some (but certainly not all) to entice you into listening: A woman has grown tired of her husband's constant job-related traveling and feels neglected. She's not the type but she gets mad enough to go to a singles bar during one of his trips. There, she's approached by a smooth-talking fellow who is also away from home on a business trip. He offers a little excitement and suggests that she accompany him on a two-hour drive to a casino that she has never been to before. She is reluctant but decides to live it up for once and go with him. They start out driving are soon out in the middle of nowhere on this 120 mile plus trip. Spoiler alert: A problem develops as this fellow seems to have a heart attack while driving! Now, she has trouble and wishes she had made different choices this evening. This is more information than I like to give but this is a good program. Give it a listen. It kept my attention.

While not in my Top 5, "The End of the Rainbow" is one of my Top 10 favorite CBSRMT episodes of all time. A relatively simple story made interesting through Sam Dann's great character development and dialogue. The acting performances are simply stellar. As a child (and for that matter, as an adult) I remember being scared out of my wits as Carlotta (Teri Keane) hears the approaching wild animals while stranded roadside alone and in the dark in the middle of a desolate wilderness. It was almost like I was there with her (shudder). The bickering between long-married spouses in the beginning is perfect; countered by a playfully warm and reconciliatory reunion between the two in a hotel bar at story's end. You get a sense that if this marriage has a chance at jump-starting, as it appears, then ANY marriage has a chance. Five stars out of five - Juror 4

The main character in this radio play literally "jumps from the frying pan and into the fire!"

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