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Revenge Is Sweet
('Guy de Maupassant classic')
A life of crime, even in the past, can get you into trouble. A former swindler winds up in custody for a crime he did not commit. He tries to walk on the straight and the narrow once he is free by working in an athletic club. But a club member takes a dislike to him and frames him for stealing a purse. Finally driven over the edge, he is prepared to risk prison again to avenge himself.
Air Dates:
First Run - February 14, 1978
Repeat - July 12, 1978
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6 Responses to Episode 0782

My favorite all time episode. Well written. Straight out of the '40s radio era style. Sharp.

This episode is also one of my favorites. Nice getcha twist.

This is a good story. Interesting character development. Interesting plot line. Satisfying ending.

This is a great episode!!

My favorite episode so far!

‘Revenge is Sweet’ is a fantastic episode. Writer G. Lewis takes deliberate time to develop Guy de Maupassant’s short story ‘A Piece of String’ superbly through tight dialogue and a cleverly designed flashback. In the tale – set in modern day America – perennial Mystery Theatre great Mandel Kramer plays Peter, a middle-aged ex-con trying to play it straight, taking menial jobs like sweeping floors at the local men’s health club owned by the compassionate Leo Mantel. Beaten down by life, Peter can’t seem to catch a break, especially when confronted by people like antagonistic club member Mr. Claiborne who seems to catch all the breaks in life despite his immorality and vengeful meanness. G. Lewis builds great suspense through unexpected turns and plot twists. In Hitchcockian fashion the listener finds himself rooting for Peter even when the protagonist’s decisions turn dark. For those who delight in Himan Brown cameos, listen for Uncle Milton, the helpful pawn broker. Whatever technician was responsible for the clanging fog buoy must have gotten paid by the clang, which are abundant but work in the story. ‘Revenge is Sweet’ earns 4 out of 5 stars, especially after E.G. Marshall wraps up the epilogue so tidily. – JUROR # 4.

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