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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Velvet Claws
Plot:
A man talks to his counsellor and recounts the tale of his escape from a mysterious town full of people obsessed with cats.
Episode:
0246
Air Dates:
First Run - March 27, 1975
Repeat - June 25, 1975
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6 Responses to Episode 0246


Another one of my favorites. She looked like a large cat, a big fat mouser. Gordan Gould's voice is very distinctive and really fits with this character in this tale. This one is a Gem.

That's Gordon not Gordan.

A framing story of a man visiting his psychiatrist leads into yet another version of the CBSRMT "strange little town story" theme. The main character finds himself strangely drawn to the town, a woman who lives there, and the possibility that his true destiny lies in some past life he has experienced. Oh, and something weird about cats! An odd story that never really goes anywhere. Genre: Supernatural

A man happens into a stange French town which turns out to be inhabited by... people who seem to know him and have an odd affinity for cats (I write, trying to avoid a spoiler). Yet another retitled adaptation. This episode is based on the story "Ancient Sorceries" by Algernon Blackwood... A story which was adapted somewhat more effectively on Escape. This version is, perhaps, closer to the original in detail and structure than the Escape version but it's simply dull.

A middle aged single accountant breaks the monotony of his well scripted and comfortable life by jumping off a train while on holidays in a tiny village. Seeking out a motel, the cab driver is very enthusiastic about his home and intimates that the visitor may never want to leave. Getting the same message from the landlady of the inn, he feels both at peace, and ill at ease at the same time. Only staying the one night he awaits the cab the next day to take him to the daily train. When the cab breaks down and he misses the train he is forced to stay another day. Meeting the landlady’s attractive daughter, while out on a stroll, he sprains his ankle forcing him to stay even longer. Is it merely fate that is preventing his departure? Or are the larger forces at play?

A strange story that sort of reminded me of The Shadow Over Innsmouth. I'm not big on the reincarnation stories, but some of them are good. This one was okay.

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