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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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10 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 memories😘 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.

Thoroughly enjoyed this story, but I'm not sure I can say why. Maybe I just like stories about lovable old men. Maybe I just like stories about a faith healer who vigorously denies he is any such thing. He's just a very old man who has nothing to do with any 'cures', so why's everybody making such a fuss?

An old man living with his daughter and son-in-law seems to have an ability to heal with his touch, to the frustration of his daughter's husband, a medical doctor with no faith in faith healers. The old man takes no credit, however—he attributes his talent to a second daughter, dead for many, many years...

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

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