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Title:
The Other Life
Plot:
A neglected housewife finds herself deep in debt when she turns to racehorse gambling to stave off her loneliness. At the same time, her husband manages to further his political career at the expense of his wife's happiness.
Episode:
0340
Air Dates:
First Run - September 8, 1975
Repeat - February 4, 1976
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5 Responses to Episode 0340


Very entertaining episode; Ralph Bell is always one of my favorites. Well told tale of the perils of gambling addiction. It works out in the end, with a believable and uplifting finish.

I enjoyed this episode. I also enjoyed the old commercials with the prices at the grocery store and the Squibb commercial at the beginning.

A woman's husband has political ambitions and ceases to pay attention to her. She tries to spark some romance between them but nothing happens and he focuses on his work. One day her next-door-neighbor comes over to make a phone call. The call she makes is to a bookie to place a small bet on a horse race. She suggests that perhaps her friend should also make a bet - something that she has never done. This opens the door into a world of misery for everyone involved.

A neglected housewife finds refuge in betting on horses. As her debt mounts, her life spirals out of control. Meanwhile, her husband's political aspirations grow.

A woman tries desperately to rekindle the romance in her marriage but her husband is too wrapped up in his work and coming political career to bother. Visiting with a friend, she is introduced to horse racing and with her first $5 wager she wins a respectable sum. Finding this new hobby, she reads more, gambles more, and wins more… but luck can only last so long. Her bookie’s interest in her account goes beyond her pocket book and he seeks closer and more intimate contact with her. A slippery slope.

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