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Title

Taken for Granite

Plot

A deranged artist works as a caretaker of a garden filled with statues. Except that he uses live models for his art and encases them in granite.

Episode

0270

Air Dates

  • First Run - May 8, 1975
  • Repeat - August 20, 1975

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14 Responses to Episode 0270

I CAN'T STAND the voice of the deranged artist!!! It is like fingernails down a blackboard!! UGGH!! That voice ruined this episode for me.

Kristin

This is the one episode that remains with me to this day, I was a 10 year old when it first aired!

mary

A mad artist uses live models for his work in a Colorado sculpture exhibit.

Robert Wilson

A famous and accomplished sculptureā€™s works are on limited display in a garden devoted to his work. Access is only provided by permission of the dean of the local art college, according to the will of the owner of the statues. An eccentric caretaker of the exhibit is himself a budding artist and is haunted by the fabulous success of the sculpture to whom the garden is devoted. Both the sculpture and the owner of the statues disappeared under mysterious circumstances. When more visitors start disappearing, the solution is there, chiseled in stone!

Ruel

I love Howard Da Silva, but his voice is insanely annoying in this episode. I'm not sure why he used this voice, but I guess he and the director agreed it was the right choice. How wrong they were. Howard was one of the most talented actor that CBSRMT was lucky enough to work with.

Zeezee1

One of my faves! I LOVE these CBS Mystery Series!!

PJ

This is basically a "Scooby-Doo" episode turned into a CBSRMT, from the crazy premise to the unbelievably stupid cops to the overly "creepy" villain. I like how at one point the sheriff suggests they question the caretaker and then the next day they still haven't done it. No rush, fellas, just a missing person. My favorite part of this one was the commercial for the metric system.

BF

This is one of the creepier episodes - why doesn't anyone spot how unbalanced "the artist" is sooner? I guess there wouldn't be much story then.

Mike in Grand Rapids

This episode gives a new meaning to "life-like statues." Pietro is one of Howard Da Silva's more creepier roles, and does he does it well. Da Silva and Joan Loring's voices seem to sound like they have a slight cold or a stuffy nose.

Anonymouse

Another good listen for me. I found it interesting that after the first disappearance we hear the sheriff mention checking Pietro's alibi, but after that he seems to fall off his radar. It seems if he was the last person to see two people gone missing that he would be investigated more thoroughly, but it was still a good listen.

Alec

I found cbsrmt on my dads PC when i was 10 i put several episodes on my mp3 player including this one, and it absolutely terrified me the voice of the deranged artist brought me out in cold sweats and it still does.

Marc

I agree with Kristin, I cannot stand Howard Da Silva's voice, it drives me crazy!

John in Warren, Mi.

Personally, this is not one of my favorite episodes. It's just too creepy for my taste. But since CBSRMT had so many episodes, there are plenty of others to like. :) I don't care for the way Howard Da Silva sounds either, but in this case he's got the perfect voice for the part of the insane artist, lol! Actually, his voice creeps me out, even when he's playing supposedly good guys, but he sounds perfect for this part imo.

Amy

One of the only CBSRMT episodes I couldn't bring myself to finish. I never thought radio overacting could be so annoying. Howard Silva is so ridiculous and over the top (though the script does him no favors). And is that really Joan Marshall aka Jean Arless from William Castle's "Homicidal" in this? Completely bonkers, absurd episode!

James


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