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The Providential Ghost
When a young girl experiences the loss of her grandfather soon after losing her parents in a tragic accident finds herself in the care of two old aunts who terrify her. Her faith is bolstered when she realizes her grandpa's spirit is still hanging around.
Air Dates:
First Run - February 26, 1976
Repeat - July 17, 1976
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7 Responses to Episode 0438

A compelling story.If a grown woman played the role of the child,she did a wonderful job.Beatrice Straight,I suppose.I notice this program never used actual children,to my knowledge,for the roles.

Awesome episode. Happy ending. The good people prevail & the little girl has her guardian angel.

A young girl who is being raised by a less than sympathetic aunts struggles to assert her individuality and finds her only support from her “Mr. Charles”, an older man who dies and continues to support her from beyond. The aunts scheme to rid themselves of their young charge and take full possession of her assets.

This one was GOOD from the opening scene to the end. The pace never stopped. When they contest the will and get no where, oh boy, get ready! This one gets an A+.

CBSRMT used a child actor at least once—Sarah Jessica Parker (billed as "Sarah Parker") in episode 649, "The Child's Cat Paw."

A pretty good paranormal story and I agree that Beatrice Straight did a great job sounding like a little girl. I did enjoy the Mr. Charles - who would call their grandfather anything like that? Apparently precocious little girls.

A fine episode, but it might be nice if CBSRMT (and I mean the show, not this wonderful website) gave credit to the original tale upon which this is based...Mr. George, written by Stephen Grendon, a pseudonym for August Derleth. It was also produced as an episode of the Boris Karloff-hosted anthology series Thriller back in the early 60s.

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