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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Strange Company
Plot:
A wealthy aged woman is terrorized by invisible visitors. Her hard-hearted nephew and his wife can't care less and slowly decide to take advantage of her apparent hallucinations to steal from her.
Episode:
0073
Air Dates:
First Run - April 11, 1974
Repeat - July 2, 1974
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30 Responses to Episode 0073


Very intriguing beginning and worthy of a listen. Excellent "acting" and well written. I owuld only give it 8 out of 10 because the ending was unsettleing. Maybe that was the point!

The ending was meant to be unsettling. Most of the story features subtle occurrences. The ending is reminiscent of the gruesome , twist endings of Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, The Mysterious Traveler and EC Comics' Tales From The Crypt.

"Imagination... the stuff in which dreams and Radio Mystery Theater plays are made..." what a great quote! I love this episode; it made me laugh that the old lady that sounded like she was 100 years old admitted to being 60 years old! There are some great beer commercials too -- convinced me to not put ice in my "King of Beers" Budweiser!! Ha ha!

This is classic Mystery Theater! One of the best in my opinion. The ending gave me chills! I enjoy sharing this one with friends.

And the moral of the story is: don't keep money lying around the house. Crime thriller with slight supernatural undertones.

Now that was a fun ride!

I see this episode got a lot of comments and for good reason! The idea of a quiet smiling man staring at you is very creepy... Who is he? Possiblyhe is the rightful owner of the money? Did Aunt Belle steal it from him and he is the curse that accompanies it?

The closet gateway is also provocative. A world of invisible spirits...

A man moves his two aunts to a location outside of the city. One aunt passes away and soon, he learns that his surviving aunt is secretely hiding a good deal of cash. She is fearful and requests his help to rid her home of some uninvited guests. When money starts disappearing, she becomes suspicious.

The unscrupulous young taking advantage of the vulnerable old. Terrific acting and plot.

An old woman with a large stash of money is tormented by visitors who no one else can see. Her nephew and his wife are unsympathetic and use the occurences to slowly rob her. Well developed story and strong characters.

An old aunt continues to call on her caring nephew to chase away people that keep appearing in her house. When he arrives, there's no one there. The aunt says they're after her money and shows him a suitcase full of thousands of dollars in cash. The nephew and his wife plot to take the money... but what about these mysterious people? I rather enjoyed this episode even with the rather predictable ending.

FANTASTIC EPISODE! 5 stars. I was amazed at how true to life this episode was. Charles was such a dutiful nephew to his aging, wealthy aunt. The more he realized her great worth, the more scrupulous his actions became. This episode played out slow at the beginning, but sewed up all loose ends by the end. Great job of writing and acting.

Interesting plot device with the characters that show up after one aunt dies. They seem to follow the owners of the money, but does that imply that the one aunt may have done away with the other?

I love all of the news and commercials.

Those were some of my favorite commercials. Do you know what I also liked? Some people have recorded the shows from the radio and sometimes they include about a half hour or so of the news. It is a real treat to her about local and national news from way back then. The two I remember most were the news bites about the Black Panthers, Patty Hurst and the SLA, then there was the news spots about the Zebra Killings. It takes me back. I was just a kid back then so I didn't really understand all that was going on. It was nice to hear them again and understand this time around.

Those Budweiser commercials are hilarious.

Agree-the greasies! True Value Hardware stores with Pat Summerall and Opal Isuzu are my favorite commercials

I remember one that had a jingle, "Hey Mom! What's for dinner? Hey Mom! What ya got!?" and then a 7-Up commercial with Goldilocks and the three bears. And all the old original Oompah band style Budweiser commercials... ed mcmahon doing the voice in those bud commercials.. hi yo!

Those were some of my favorite commercials. Do you know what I also liked? Some people have recorded the shows from the radio and sometimes they include about a half hour or so of the news. It is a real treat to her about local and national news from way back then. The two I remember most were the news bites about the Black Panthers, Patty Hurst and the SLA, then there was the news spots about the Zebra Killings. It takes me back. I was just a kid back then so I didn't really understand all that was going on. It was nice to hear them again and understand this time around.

The car commercials and the PSAs. Some of those causes found relief; some still need help today. I like how EG would pronounce it as an-hoy-ser Busch. The cereal commercials with the ball & chain theme crack me up too.

Goldilocks, the new "sugar-free Diet 7-Up Taste-tester": "This one's JUST right!" My other favorite is: Kellog's Special K with that kooky bowling ball sound....

"Great taste in the morning. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes".

(Kids singing)"Borden's ice cream...better than anything...better than anything in...the...world." (/kids) Actually, there are a lot of things better than Borden's ice cream, but it's still good and that was a wonderful jingle. The commercials ARE part of the memory.

The baseball scores and watergate on the news is always a fun surprise I love hearing recordings that include commercials as well as network news. It always takes me back to the time when I was a kid laying in bed listening to CBS Radio Mystery Theater at 9:00 week nights. The commercials are part of the memory. Love it.

It blew my mind apart!

I caught a small continuity error. When Aunt Belle got the super to check her apartment, he said that she lived on the top floor. When Charles was hearing noises in the apartment later, he said that it must be the people upstairs.

Best CBS RMT is early episode called "Cold Storage"

Bob Juhren was my favorite cbsrmt writer. Another super spookie tale. Loved it!

Did nephew murder her?

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