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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Locked Room
Plot:
The bride's mother plays villain in the life of a newly wed couple. She is convinced the boy has married her not-too-beautiful daughter simply for her wealth and plans a nasty surprise for him.
Episode:
0070
Air Dates:
First Run - April 8, 1974
Repeat - June 28, 1974
Repeat - March 3, 1979
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10 Responses to Episode 0070


I will point out that his wife's death was due to a medical complication that the husband did not know about. I think the husband was a moron, but I don't think he deserved what he got. Suspense thriller, no supernatural elements.

Really creepy tale in which you really don't know the true motives of the husband. Wretched arrogance of the controlling mother prevents any hope of happiness. One of the better episodes. Included commercial for Pitching In, had some terrific singing in it for a fun addition to the proceedings.

What is behind the locked door, and more importantly the characters’ motives.

A newly-wed couple are harrassed by the girl's mother because she is sure that the man is marrying her ugly daughter for her money. The plot twist is fairly predictable.

A young rich girl meets a poor boy and takes him to one of the mansions she will inherit. One of the rooms, the girls says, is locked, always has been, and she has always been warned by her parents to stay away from it. Later her mother discovers them together and she disapproves of their relationship and says she will have it annulled. The young girl is distraught and threatens suicide if she interferes. The couple go to extreme lengths to prove the girls love for this man… but mother will not sit by and be disobeyed!

Nice old lady....good story...love the Theatre.

Wow! I have heard some distasteful villains on Mystery Theater, but Mrs. Daniels may win the award for witchiest (which is a more tasteful way of describing her). The listener's ear will fall sullen for the unattractive Bonny. What her mother said to her was so hateful. This is a great episode. The story moves smoothly and fits into the allotted time perfectly. 4 stars. Also, the commercials are included which I personally prefer. Makes me wonder, what kind of computers did they have back in 1974 to help in tax preparation???

That was a good one I must say! This is one of the better CBSRMT episodes...such a mean, hateful mother! Side note- Why is your LIVE365 Channel (CBS Radio Mystery Channel) no longer being updated? That was one of my favorite channels. Please do an update...I miss it! And thanks for this site as well. So nice to be able to listen to episodes on demand!

I agree with everyone that half of the characters weren't likable (the mother and husband), while the other half (the daughter and lawyer) weren't written as strong characters, otherwise they would've done things differently. Although it was predictable to an extent, the details may not have been as predictable. Not a very memorable episode.

From the beginning up to this one she is the 2nd witchiest. Number 1 is Mother Love!

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