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Title:
Men Without Mouths
Plot:
A gangster adopts the daughter of a dead comrade and sees her off faithfully until her happy marriage. With approaching old age however, he is tormented with visions of men without mouths despite the sincere aid from his sworn daughter.
Episode:
0075
Air Dates:
First Run - April 16, 1974
Repeat - July 6, 1974
Repeat - February 29, 1980
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12 Responses to Episode 0075


Excellent episode. Very satisfying to discover who the men without mouths are. Suspense, no supernatural elements.

Well-acted psychological drama made even better by the fabulous rumbling voice of "Uncle Joe!"

A former gangster (with a great radio voice) has panic attacks and visualizes men and women without mouths. His "neice" is soon to be married to a young doctor who believes the attacks are borne from guilt. His toment eventually ends but not because of a simple confession. We learn why the men have no mouths in the last few seconds of the play.

A Baritone with a criminal history, men without mouths and an attempt at redemption.

A man's violent criminal past may be coming back to haunt him when he finds himself confronted wherever he goes by men who literally have no mouths. His "neice" and her fiance try to cure him of these terrible visions but the man's only salvation may lie within the secrets of his deadly past. The episode's premise is intriguing but ultimately I felt like it didn't really go anywhere. There is an ending that attempts to explain all that has happened but I was hoping for something a little more imaginative. Genre: Drama

Story of a retired gangster who keeps seeing people with no mouths. It's a creepy image in a decent story with interesting characters... but not much of an ending.

A mobster takes in the daughter of a dead compatriot and raises her as his own. As he approaches his twilight years, he's haunted by visions of creatures without mouths. His adopted daughter son-in-law try to help him. Good story with a solid ending. One of the most remembered shows in the show's history.

An ex-mobster looks after his buddy's daughter after he was killed. She, unaware of his past, wants him to meet her fiancé, a medical doctor, who knows about him, seeks to help him with the terrifying visions he has of men without mouths that cause him to lose consciousness.

I thought it was a good ending, because I also include finding out what really happened to the girls father as part of the ending, it really ties it all together.

This was a great episode all the way around. The ending sewed up a lot of loose ends. The ex-mobster's voice was so low, so gravelly, that when he attempted to sound drunk, his voice just got a little lower, a little more gravelly. Great episode though--4 stars.

I kept thinking this would have made a great Sopranos episode. Loved the voice on Uncle Joe. All around really enjoying rediscovering these shows which I use to listen to with my father during dinner. Sadly he's not around to hear these anymore.

I remember this from the first time I listened to all the episodes, so I also remembered the ending. It was puzzling what that "no mouth" thing could be, but at the end it made sense. This was a great episode as I, for one, couldn't see much of the plot evolving (although the "niece" hearing the tape was an obvious one) and it was involving evolving plot. The only part I had a problem with (and it was a minor problem) was when the fiancé's psychologist friend gets from Joe's new name to his old name without even seeing him - that seemed like quite the leap of intuition to me.

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