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Title:
Bloodline
Plot:
Charged with the theft of $2 Million, a stockbroker recounts how he himself was a victim of a scam that resulted in the loss of his employer's money.
Episode:
1131
Air Dates:
First Run - October 29, 1980
Repeat - January 19, 1981
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2 Responses to Episode 1131


Excellent episode. At the end you still don't know if the stock broker stole the $2 million or was the victim of a scam.

Lithgow is brilliant in “Bloodline. Too bad little else is. Sam Dann’s story follows an unfortunate yet common template for many below-average CBS Radio Mystery Theatre episodes: non-productive and repetitive dialogue in an effort to stretch a 20-minute episode into an hour. What is unfortunate is that there actually IS a twist in this mystery that might be deduced by the adept listener; however that possibility is muddled by the fact that the same actor is used for multiple roles in many episodes. Overall the actors put in good performances in a below-par story that ventures into non-believability. One shining moment in the scattered story lines of a failing stock broker, a dying mother’s confession, an overly demanding boss, a confidence scheme, and a legend tracing its roots to a small European country is Dann’s nifty treatment of a short court scene. I give the episode only 2 stars out of 5. “Bloodline” is worth a one-time listen if you have an hour to spare. Otherwise move on to stories with a better pedigree.

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