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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Rescue
Plot:
A Jewish fugitive escapes Vichy France in a beat-up aircraft together with a crippled flight instructor.
Episode:
1257
Air Dates:
First Run - November 6, 1981
Repeat - January 18, 1982
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4 Responses to Episode 1257


Interesting story - a little above average, but not the best of CBSRMT.

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ stars for GOOD. All 3 cast members did a speculator job on their roles: Louis Turenne (as Pierre Montand), Roberta Maxwell (as Yvonne and Nurse Julia), and Earl Hammond (as Leon Van Stuwe, The Gestapo Officer, and Dr. Whitfield). They pulled it off by speaking in French, Dutch, and German Accents. The music that they used was nicely done; a lot of tunes to build up suspense. The sound effects of the footsteps, crutches, doors, groceries falling down, blankets, jeep engine, airplane bombers, crickets, screwdriver, howling wind, cat meowing, airplane guns, engine sputtering, farm animals, haystack, paper, the slaps, phones, British anthem music, air raid, and fire alarm were very helpful. E.G. Marshall was on point when he mentioned bravery & self-sacrifice in his Prologue because those were the main topics of this story. In ACT-1, he informs the fans that this story take space in June 1940 where our main character is disabled, yet driven. In ACT-2, more details about the handicapped air ace. In ACT-3, he states that CBSRMT wants the fans to know that for every villain, there’s a hero. A brotherhood not limited to wartime, but that can occur anytime. In his Epilogue, he finishes this war story off by quoting a passage from JOHN 15:13- “Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Now here’s why I rate this 4 out of 5 stars: the script. This Drama-Mystery was written by G. Frederic Lewis and there was drama definitely, but less mystery. Also, this is based on true events, but there's not a lot of info on the life of the one-legged Pierre Montand or even Dr. Leon Van Stuwe. The title of this is OK, but a better title would be “The Dangerous Risk” because both men were taking serious chances to save each other while the Germans were about to take over France. In you like WWII stories, check this one out. And if you like G. Frederic Lewis’ writing, check out his other stories that are based on true events such as #1071-CONSPIRACY, #1121-THE MURDER OF CAESAR, #1247-MATA HARI, and #1384-LAST DAYS OF A DICTATOR. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =0)

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ stars for GOOD. All 3 cast members did a speculator job on their roles: Louis Turenne (as Pierre Montand), Roberta Maxwell (as Yvonne and Nurse Julia), and Earl Hammond (as Leon Van Stuwe, The Gestapo Officer, and Dr. Whitfield). They pulled it off by speaking in French, Dutch, and German Accents. The music that they used was nicely done; a lot of tunes to build up suspense. The sound effects of the footsteps, crutches, doors, groceries falling down, blankets, jeep engine, airplane bombers, crickets, screwdriver, howling wind, cat meowing, airplane guns, engine sputtering, farm animals, haystack, paper, the slaps, phones, British anthem music, air raid, and fire alarm were very helpful. E.G. Marshall was on point when he mentioned bravery & self-sacrifice in his Prologue because those were the main topics of this story. In ACT-1, he informs the fans that this story take space in June 1940 where our main character is disabled, yet driven. In ACT-2, more details about the handicapped air ace. In ACT-3, he states that CBSRMT wants the fans to know that for every villain, there’s a hero. A brotherhood not limited to wartime, but that can occur anytime. In his Epilogue, he finishes this war story off by quoting a passage from JOHN 15:13- “Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Now here’s why I rate this 4 out of 5 stars: the script. This Drama-Mystery was written by G. Frederic Lewis and there was drama definitely, but less mystery. Also, this is based on true events, but there's not a lot of info on the life of the one-legged Pierre Montand or even Dr. Leon Van Stuwe. The title of this is OK, but a better title would be “The Dangerous Risk” because both men were taking serious chances to save each other while the Germans were about to take over France. In you like WWII stories, check this one out. And if you like G. Frederic Lewis’ writing, check out his other stories that are based on true events such as #1071-CONSPIRACY, #1121-THE MURDER OF CAESAR, #1247-MATA HARI, and #1384-LAST DAYS OF A DICTATOR. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =0)

Love a good war story! Involving aircraft =Even better! Great one Check it out!!!

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