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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Escape! Escape!
Plot:
Two prisoners escape from detention with the help of a young woman. Trouble begins when they take refuge in a seemingly abandoned house in the woods.
Episode:
0109
Air Dates:
First Run - June 24, 1974
Repeat - September 7, 1974
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20 Responses to Episode 0109


This part-prison break, part-witch episode brings the Deep South setting alive with great sound effects: rain storm, sloshing mud, bubbling cauldron, predator wild--ahem--life. What befalls the convicts is so unexpected that when they lose their ability to see in the disorienting dark, it's creepy and claustrophobic, you're stuck right along with them!

That was interesting. I thought I had it figured out when the ant showed up, but got thrown off by the "force field."

I also loved the foley effects on this one. They really outdid themselves. Though I gotta say, every episode that has a yowling cat makes our cats exit the room. I had part of it figured but what was really going on . . . the ending . . . that was a very pleasant surprise indeed.

Great sound artists on this "Twilight Zone" style episode. You really get to stretch your imagination on this one! Thanks Bob Juhren and cast!

This one was really good. Never guessed the ending.

Loved this story, kept me on the edge of my seat. Clever ending!

Imagination! Wonder if the writer was a fan of DC Comics "The Atom" (or watched a lot of "Land of the Giants") Clever stuff - expertly presented. The greatest strength of CBSRMT is the variety of stories - not all of them work, but the batting average is very high. Sound effects, acting, story all work in this eerie endeavor.

Actually, I'd be more terrified of an ant than a Venus flytrap. Crime drama, witchcraft.

With the help of a womantwo convicts escape from prison. They flee to a house in the woods and try to hide. They chose the wrong house. Spooky episode. Raeburn stands out

A couple of escaped convicts are met by one’s wife and the three get lost during the get away through the bush. They force their way into an old woman’s house for refuge and a rest, but they’ve picked the wrong house! She turns out to be a witch or sorcerer of some sort and in short order has them fleeing. After the smoke clears, they find themselves in a strange land with bizarre vegetation and landforms. The file I have was full of digital blips and skips and garbles, but despite that I enjoyed this episode, and once you realized what had happened, there was lots for the imagination to grab on to and have fun with.

This entry is one of my all time favorite shows. It is very fun and I was surprised by the fate of the woman who died at the end. She was at best a half hearted collaborator and showed sympathy towards the old witch and I expected her to live but was happy she bought the ant farm. Did I miss it or was the third man still alive at the end? I don't recall hearing his death depicted (unless it was hinted at by the officer's statement about seeing something for a second near the end of the show). Once again an RMT show features a witch. I never think of this show when I consider great RMT witch centered, episodes but it actually is. "Escape, Escape" has one of the best RMT titles ever. I would rank "Hickory, Dickory Doom" number one. I save RMTs I download in iTunes and it allows you to rank titles with up to 5 stars. "Escape, Escape" earns five stars and would crack my top ten. It is very fun and the witch was very....witchy.

I, too, was surprised by the ending. I like endings that suddenly smash your notions about what just happened. Another that comes to mind along these same lines is "Black Widow". Bryna Raeburn just makes this show for me, as she does many others. I would say that she is my favourite female actress on RMT. She never does a poor job and always makes her character believable. I took it that the third man was still alive, probably the movement seen by the Major. Interesting that Granny Good's terrariums were famous around the area. Apparently she had used this method a few times before! Escape, Escape is a great title, although it gives away nothing as to what the show is really about. Many shows cannot be judged by the title. Thank you for your comments.

Excellent! This is one of those stories that you listen to and say "this is pretty good" or "I wonder where this is going" and then you say "huh? what is going on?" (referring to the oversized ants and the plants that eat people), and then bam! it all makes sense and you didn't see it coming... all of a sudden you start thinking back over the details of the story and smiling because the ending is so clever. I sure didn't see it coming and it was a real surprise. Loved it. Great choice.

This show did have one of the best surprise endings in RMT history. I for one, never expected the show to conclude in the way it did, which makes this a show that lends itself to being heard multiple times.

This episode seemed to lose focus when they found themselves going head to head with giant ants and plants. The actors were terrific at conveying the physical drama and violence; it was like hearing an action movie on television without being able to see it. It seemed a bit TOO action-oriented to work well on radio but the wonderful ending put it in a different perspective. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Still, I think Sagamore Cottage is still the best people-shrinking episode in the cbsrmt cataloge.

Poor escapees, they should have been nice ro Granny Good....

One of my all time favorite episodes.

Good episode about escaped convicts and one convict's wife. You should learn not to be mean to witches I guess. I figured out what had happened to them after a short period of time, but not where they were. Makes you wonder if anything was in any of the other terrariums that she made.

Another great cast on that one. Episode where these people seek shelter in a witch's house, end up stealing from her and killing her cat. She puts them into a terrarium for revenge. What was the name of that show? The whole thing was horrible and scary from start to finish! Horrible because of what they did to her and her cat, but also horrible because of what she did to them! Bryna Raeburn played the witch. She was always so good. I think she is my favorite actress on the show. She's very versatile.

Bryna Raeburn played the witch. She was always so good. I think she is my favorite actress on the show. She's very versatile.

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