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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Girl Who Found Things
Plot:
A young girl with criminal tendencies is taken by a couple who discover her peculiar talent for retrieving lost things - including corpses
Episode:
0014
Air Dates:
First Run - January 19, 1974
Repeat - March 8, 1974
Repeat - November 26, 1978
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12 Responses to Episode 0014


I wouldn't say she had "criminal tendencies," except that technically smoking is illegal at the age of 16! She enjoyed smoking, foul language, and older men, but her psychic abilities were very real. Not your typical heroine but I found her quite likable anyway. Crime drama, use of ESP.

This one's a winner. Small, tight story, well acted and well paced. The sexual tension between the heroine and the, presumably much older, male lead (an uncredited Tony Roberts?), is in an interesting element. Given that she's supposed to be 16, I'm not sure you could get away with that today. Good crime drama with some supernatural elements, both of which are well done.

Iris, a 16-year-old girl who lives in an orphanage, has a unique ability to find lost things - toys, keepsakes, dead bodies. The aunt of a woman who disappeared seeks out her help. The woman's half brother/business partner isn't so eager to have her be found, and with good reason. There's no suspense as to what happened to her; we hear it right at the beginning. But the head games that go on between the girl and the nephew are pretty amusing.

Really fun episode. Having heard many of the episodes before and after, this is one of the sauciest. Interesting female character.

A down to earth mystery that has lots of buried treasures. Strong characterizations.

A couple take in a young, delinquent girl with a talent for finding lost objects -- and dead bodies.

"The Chinaman Button" making this an original broadcast recording Reply With Quote

A naughty schoolgirl with apparent psychic ability to find lost things exposes even naughtier adults and their indiscretions. While predictable at times, the characters are engaging and interesting. Strong character development in this episode put it on the Must-Listen-To list.

like the fact that it has 2 types of Mysteries merged into 1 episode: the DRAMA & the FANTASY. However, what disturbed me was the voice of Ann Costello (as Iris). Her voice sounded more of an adolescent kid instead of an adolescent teenager. Plus, our Host E.G. Marshall didn't draw us more into the story; he basically introduced it and let the listening viewers figure out what's going on. Norman Rose (as David Wheeler) & Robert Dryden (as Lucas) are both terrific as always on CBSMRT. The ending isn't that bad; it was suitable for the mystery to be solved. Check this episode out, everyone!

In spite of her voice (and I think that was deliberate, as this girl isn't supposed to be totally likable) I thought the girl's character was interesting. She's a schoolgirl, feigning (or not) fragility at times, but she smokes, indicating she may not be that innocent. Given that people with such powers rely on demonic influence, once again I thought the RMT made yet another interesting audio commentary.

I find this episode as average as well. The girls voice and tirade she went into when foreseeing what happened was more annoying than compelling.

This was a fine story as well. Although there was supposed to be a supernatural twist to it, it wasn't really that prevalent through the story. It was nice that it was a little more subtle.

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