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Title:
A Very Old Man
Plot:
A wizened man has clairvoyance abilities and even relieve physical suffering with a simple touch
Episode:
0017
Air Dates:
First Run - January 22, 1974
Repeat - March 22, 1974
Repeat - December 17, 1978
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12 Responses to Episode 0017


All the names are Germanic in this episode, and people ride horses from place to place, giving a sort of classical European flavor to this episode. Nice happy ending. Supernatural story involving miraculous healing.

I grow up in a very conservative christian family. We didnt have a TV. CBS mystery theater on KNX 1070 in LA was what I looked forward to more than anything else. Thank you for letting me relive My best childhood memoriesđŸ˜˜ I listen to M.T. every nite And so do so of my siblings. God bless. Your biggest fan. Chris

I was really pumped a few minutes into A Very Old Man. What a great plot. The father-in-law of a doctor has the ability to see "through" his patients and fix wrong diagnoses, and also a kind of healing "touch" that cures people and animals. Unfortunately, his daughter thinks the old man is crazy, and as more people start to think he's a miracle worker, his son-in-law starts to get jealous. The great plot, though, was dampened by extremely poor acting. Santos Ortega was OK a the old man, but the daughter and son-in-law were atrocious.

Real human drama, basic but extraordinary. A very good episode.

An ancient man has the power to heal people with his touch and has uncanny insight into people's character and motives.

Little too sappy in places, but otherwise a decent story. Rose shines.

An old man appears to have the power to diagnosis and heal people, much to the chagrin and embarasment of his son-in-law the medical doctor. How far we have come in the last quarter century in our treatment of the elderly. A loose script.

In the end this was really a sentimental/sweet tale about a very old man and how he changed the people around him.

We were on our trip to Grand Canyon on highway 40 when I played for my children , they loved it and enjoy it,thank you

Wow I love these old radio shows, the older the better. A lot of people might think they are corny or bad acting because today folks wait for violence, blood, rape and killing women. perverted men. That was not what that era was about. These programs are perfect for their time, the dramatic music, the overacting because they are soap operas, the not good enough acting for most today. These are classics of a more innocent time. We will never read a criticism about these show in a bad light from people who come from this era and older or just appreciate the show

I discovered your, this site thanks to an English radio station here in Quebec Canada, city of Montreal. The radio station is CJAD. They stopped broadcasting the shows, but like I said, I found this site. Listen to it every night on my patio with a nice cup of tea. Thanks for this very entertaining show.

Great episode! I don't know what one of the previous goobers was thinking when he said the acting in this episode was atrocious! His opinion is atrocious, and stupid to boot! As for another previous comment about how far we've came in the past century in the treatment of old folks, yes, how far indeed! Downhill that is! In the past families stuck together and shared the burden of elderly care, but now, the family has gone to shit and we stick old folks in nursing homes that generally treat them like crap!

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