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Title:
Ghost at High Noon
Plot:
While on a road trip, two women experience car trouble in the middle of the desert. A strange old man driving an outdated wagon assists them and takes them to the nearest town. The women become suspicious and disturbed when they realize that the townsfolk do not seem to hear them.
Episode:
0124
Air Dates:
First Run - July 29, 1974
Repeat - September 28, 1974
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11 Responses to Episode 0124


Two traveling women have their car break down in the desert. They are met by an old man traveling in a covered wagon. He takes them to a ghost town where they cannot make the residents hear them. But the residents have plans for them.

Two traveling women's car breaks down in the desert. They are met by an old man in a covered wagon who takes them to a strange town where the residents refuse to acknowledge their existence. But the residents do have plans for them. Superb ghost story, well acted and well told.

Two women break down in the desert and are approached by an old-timer who somehow knows them and says they are expected in the town over the hill. They are surprised and reluctant to go with him but there seems no other help coming at the moment. When they arrive in this strange little town it is as though they have stepped back in time over 100 years. While it has its charm, the two are quite anxious to get homeā€¦ if they can.

I always thought this was a good, creepy little ghost-town story. My only problem with it-- is the casting. Both Frances Sternhagen and Celeste Holm are fine, but their voices are too similar. It's very difficult to tell which of the women are talking at any given time. Another episode I really enjoy "If I Can't Have You" suffers from the same problem. The two lead males-- Bob Kaliban and Russell Horton-- are extremely diffcult to distinguish between. In both cases, it really distracts from my enjoyment of the tales-- which I otherwise thoroughly enjoyed. Fortunately, this problem rarely occurs in the RMT's I've listened to. Other than that, very fun story...............

I experienced the same thing when I heard "If I can't have you." The confusion was terrible, which is why I remember that episode so well. I believe it was about a chamber ensemble in a totalitarian country. I hope my confusion well not be nearly as great when I listen to "Ghost at High Noon."

The offbeat nature of the story made it interesting. As E.G. Marshall points out in his introduction, this episode departed from some ghost story conventions. I was reminded of an episode in which a couple stumbles into a town populated by the dead.

this episode was very reminiscent of another RMT episode--"Sleepy Village"--where a couple looking to retire in some "sleepy" out of the way town find a hamlet full of ghosts. I enjoyed "Sleepy Village" more (of course it stars Norman Rose-- one of the best!) Until Next Time...................

So, is the Old Timer a ghost or not? He continued to age when no one else did. Ghost story.

A good one it is. Two women are stranded on a desert highway when a man comes to help them. This story has both a 'Hotel California' and 'Twilight Zone' flair.

This was a fantastic episode. I must admit that I had to listen to the final 4 minutes twice just to take the cliffhanger all in. The acting and script were great. The "Mr. Old Timer" will be a character I won't soon forget. 4 stars.

Great ghost story with an interesting twist at the end. It was very satisfying to have everything brought together at the end, very similar to the last episode of Breaking Bad in summer of 2013.

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