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Title:
Don't Play with Matches
Plot:
Fire Chief Delbert Cassarole is the toast of the town because fires are almost non-existent because of his prevention methods. But the citizens of his sleepy little town don't know his dark secret about how he spends Friday nights. Delbert Casserole is a man with strange hobbies: Lying, murder, arson -- and on Friday nights, he goes to town.
Episode:
0523
Air Dates:
First Run - September 23, 1976
Repeat - December 19, 1976
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(Or, a trip down memory lane just a few decades ago when we didn't have pocket cell phones and GPS devices.) Mandel Kramer plays a character who's obviously unbalanced. He's married, but goes out on the town and on the make. Meeting a barmaid of Russian descent, he takes her to a motel room. However, she has second thoughts, and for that, he kills her. Then to cover it up, he sets the motel room afire and runs away. Later on, when he talks with his wife he finds out that several people have been trying to get hold of him. There was a huge fire with a fatality the night before. And he's the local fire chief.

Mandel Kramer is such a terrific actor, and is usually better suited to playing wealthy guys, classy guys, etc., but he's so good that he can definitely carry off a role like this, too. I love his silky voice, too.

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