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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Lady Was a Tiger
Plot:
A femme fatale double agent frames an unemployed reporter for homicide in Paris.
Episode:
0031
Air Dates:
First Run - February 5, 1974
Repeat - April 19, 1974
Repeat - February 10, 1979
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12 Responses to Episode 0031


It got a little confusing trying to figure out exactly who was working for whom and when, but the good guys win...I think. Spy drama; no supernatural elements.

One of the few CBSRMT that seems to have too much packed into 50 minutes. Includes plenty of fake French and Russian accents. Overall a good story though.

This was Boris and Natasha stuff about an out-of-work reporter who is randomly assaulted by thugs, saved by a passing stranger, and drawn into his espionage world. He winds up in France chasing around a woman double-agent, and getting involved in a murder and plot to steal government secrets. I guess I stayed with it because, being a reporter, I was interested in following the lead character, who was a cross between Kolchak and Oscar Madison. Didn't quite follow everything, but it was amusing...

This episode was, for lack of better words, weak. Too much information in the allotted time. And the story was unbeleivable. It did make me reflect on the cold war; when Russia was the United States' mortal enemy.

Intriguing cloak-and-dagger episode with double agents looking for what is initially supposed to be a treasure map to buried jewels stolen by the Nazis, which turns out to be plans for an anti-missile device. It mostly takes place in Paris and contains lots of atmosphere, including French cafes, gendarmes, hypodermic needles filled with sodium pentothal, and a Russian agent named Igor.

This program is a cold war spy thriller with multiple twists and turns. It's difficult to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. The plot centers on a newspaper executive who is an unwitting pawn in a deadly game. The show I have is complete with a news brief that explains that teachers in Kansas are striking because they object to a 10% pay increase!!! It turns out later in the brief that inflation is running at more than 10% per year!

Annoying, predictable spy story. If somebody dies-so what? An unbelievable story that has no fun.

An engrosing spy mystery full of international intrigue, agents and double agents. A reporter is fired from his job and ends up deep in an international jewel scam. A great episode with lots of twists and turns and unpredictable characters.

An out of work newspaper reporter is framed for murder in France by a double agent spy.

Linear, slow to develop spy story.

I agree that there was a lot of story crammed into to little time. I also liked the news story about inflation over 10% as it likely is now as well, just that the government (whoever happens to be in charge) likes to remove certain things from the index to keep the number lower. On that note it would be interesting to see what the real number is and has been over the past several decades.

I used to listen to these back in 1974 and later. Brings back good memories. Now I feel old.

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