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Title:
The Young Die Good
Plot:
The relationship of a married couple is tested when they transfer next to a strange house and its mysterious resident. The wife sees her as a frail old lady, while her husband sees a beautiful temptress and their clashing views put a strain on their marriage.
Episode:
0114
Air Dates:
First Run - July 4, 1974
Repeat - June 16, 1981
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12 Responses to Episode 0114


This one had an unsatisfying end to me... was hoping for a twist of some sort... but mostly plodded toward the promised end.

I was really hoping the good guys would win on this one. Incidentally, this bears a more than passing resemblance to "The Crone Of Cawdor," generally considered the best episode of "Bewitched" ever produced. An old woman who needs to seduce young men to remain young. Supernatural thriller; witchcraft.

cool- will have to track it down!

A couple moves in next door to a strange house with a strange inhabitant. One sees an old, desicated woman. The other sees a young attractive woman. The difference of vision exacerbates their marital difficulties. Suspensful, well acted drama.

A couple move in to a new home. The wife says hello to her new elderly neighbour. The husband arrives home and says hello to his new gorgeous young neighbour. They compare stories and bicker about who is right. The following morning she goes next door and talks to the old woman and discovers that she has a younger daughter… but never are the two seen together.

I really liked the first part of this one. I thought the idea with the dual voices was very cool. The problem I had then was that the wife somehow decides that it must be a witch & calls up the Dr.. There really isn't any connection to her thought process for doing her research. Apart from that, it was a good show.

The content of this show was too thin to support three acts. The sequence involving the man who suspected something supernatural seemed forced and added simply to pad the show. I agree that the wife's suspicion that a witch was involved came out of the blue. Despite its defects, this show was still entertaining, largely because of the dual nature of the witch. I love witch episodes.

It was OK. It actually lost me and I had to listen to it a couple of times to get it. I must be having a SLOOOOOW brain day!

Carol Teitel did an okay job for playing both the old Clarice Wenderby & the young Clarissa Wenderby, but this is one of those episodes you have to listen twice to know what's going on. In ACT 1, Lisa Bissonette (played by Patricia Elliot) sees Clarice and Ray Bissonette (played by Ira Lewis) sees Clarissa. And THIS causes a marital spat. In ACT 2, Mr. & Mrs. Bissonette plan to see Clarice & Clarissa at the same time, but never could. Lisa meets up with Professor Cooper (played by Danny Ocko) who has a knowledge of witchcraft. Clarice & Clarissa talk to each other behind closed doors, even though they are the same person. Cooper drives to find the house, but dies in a car accident. In ACT 3, Lisa believes Clarice & Clarissa are a Succubi. Just when Lisa & Ray are about to face them, Lisa faints. Ray visits Clarissa, drinks tea, and is mesmerized of her. That's when she squeezes the life of him and that's pretty much the End of it. If you're Nostalgic, check this CBSRMT episode out because it has commercials in it.

While I like the idea behind the story and have seen it played out in many other shows... the be-witcthing women do to men. Age old story just poorly executed here! :) Check it out and tell us agree or disagree?

Strange to admit, but I actually enjoy the bewitching temptress episodes the best. In this episode, the story took its listener to a time long ago--when neighbors greeted eachother with invites for tea or beer. Things have changed. Ray should have learned what I was taught long ago--if you are going to be married, make your wife accompany you when visiting other women. If Ray had waited for Lisa to come around, he might have had the strength to face the succubi. Instead, he went alone and fell into her evil trap. This episode was far better in acts I and II, but the ending was dull at best. 3 stars.

Not the most exciting of endings and fairly predictable. I didn't see the dual nature of the witch until the end, so that was good. The main thing I had an issue with was the professor who thinks he knows who the witch is and the witches seem to know who he is as well, but no background information is ever given on this topic. Also, the jump for the wife to think of witchcraft seems a giant leap as well. An okay episode, but not that great.

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