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The Corpse that Would Not Die
('Emile Zola story')
To marry his lover, a man kills her husband despite being his best friend. Soon the weight of both their sins begins to slowly poison their love.
Air Dates:
First Run - June 7, 1976
Repeat - September 25, 1976
Repeat - December 22, 1979
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3 Responses to Episode 0489

A man murders his best friend so he can marry his friend's wife. But his guilt over the murder and her guilt for remarrying so soon slowly erodes their relationship.

According to Shakespeare and this tale adapted from Émile Zola's 'Thérèse_Raquin', the love of wicked men (and women) turns to fear, then to hate and finally to deserved death. Listen well to this engaging naturalism study of temperaments to decide for yourself the import of social conditions, heredity, and environment as forces in shaping human character. The realistic acting boosts the creepiness factor to 100.

Not too bad of a story, but I thought it was somewhat predictable. However, that being said there was a bit of justice served in the end.

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