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Title:
Gate 27
Plot:
After being deserted by his wife, a former investigator finds relief at the bottom of a liquor bottle. His life takes a turn for the better when he meets a young woman on the commuter train who reminds him of his worth. When she suddenly disappears, he begins to have visions that she is desperately calling for help and relies on his old abilities to find her.
Episode:
1281
Air Dates:
First Run - January 21, 1982
Repeat - March 18, 1982
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2 Responses to Episode 1281


Great Story! Great acting! This is one of my favorites so far... Gate 27 stars Fred Gwynne, Carry Keen (sp), Cort Benson, and Bernard Grant. "He that is not handsome at 20, strong at 30, Rich at 40, nor wise at 50 will never be handsome, strong rich or wise..." The story is about about a homeless beggar who was once an officer of the law. One day he rediscovers himself after eventually falling in love with a women he'd been begging from at Gate 27 (train terminal). He becomes worried when one day she doesn't show up at the train station. He goes into detective mode to help solve the mystery of her disappearance. Cameo by Himan Brown? (beat cop)

Fred Gwynn is slowly becoming my favorite actor from Mystery Theater. He always sounds so genuine. This is not your typical Mystery Theater at all. You have to listen to act 3 and then E.G. Marshall's take at the very end to really get it. Is it possible for some benevolent force to bring two people together for one to serve (lovingly) the other? Who knows; but I liked the way Mystery Theater poses the question. 4 stars. By the way--Sam Dann wrote this rather intreaguing love story. In this episode, he seems to have captured what Elspeth Eric tries to, but falls short of--a great script with a believable story that is romantic in nature which is enjoyable to listen to.

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