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Title

The Devil's Boutique

Plot

After chancing upon a charming boutique in a quaint resort city in the Caribbean, an arrogant and self-absorbed couturier uses the designs she sees in the store and claims it as her own. Soon after, terrible misfortunes plague her and she learns first-hand what happens when you steal from the Devil himself.

Episode

0320

Air Dates

  • First Run - August 4, 1975
  • Repeat - December 14, 1975

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Rating

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19 Responses to Episode 0320

The plot synopsis says the store in this story is located in the Caribbean. It's actually located in Durna, Libya. The same store is used as a plot device in a later episode called "Devil's Gold."

Shade Ford

This episode has just the right amount of intrigue and fable.

Amy

I love this episode. Great story and well written.

Julie

I love this episode. Great story and well written.

Julie

A vein fashion designer finds a quaint and haunting boutique in a remote resort city in the Carribean. She steals some of the shopkeepers designs. Her justice is slow, excrutiating, and ironic. You don't steal from the Devil.

Harold Stephens

An internationally redound and extremely vain fashion designer takes one of her gentleman friends and her daughter on a cruise where, at one stop, the captain suggests searching out the Devil’s Boutique saying that other passengers have spoken highly of it, and while he has never been there himself, he is sure it will prove an interesting experience. Finding the little shop she sees fashion designs that are beyond compare. She arranges to distract the shop owner and make some sketches to copy the designs for herself, but when the shop owner discovers her she expects him to be angry. Rather, he gives her a gift of earrings and lipstick.

Harris

This was a very good episode. It had an inventive story and the characters were more interesting than usual. Good sound quality and well-produced. I enjoyed the Vincent Price sound-alike.

Phillip M.

One of my favorite episodes, I can listen to it over and over again without getting bored.

John

I love this episode, I've been listening to it and relistening to it every night when I go to bed. This would have made a great ABC Movie of The Week thriller in the 70s.

John L.

this is one spooky story!

terence m. jones

Earrings, lipstick, cruise... The Devil's Boutique, one of my favorites. Elvira deserved everything that happened to her. She was even unkind to her daughter. She could have had the earrings surgically removed, then a little touch up by a plastic surgeon, but noooo, she just had to go back to try to find that darn shop keeper!

Cathy

An interesting story about an unlikable woman who got what she deserved. One would wonder why her husband, Tony, would stay with her (unless it was just for the money).

Alec

Elvira deserved everything that happened to her. She was even unkind to her daughter.

Robert

She could have had the earrings surgically removed, then a little touch up by a plastic surgeon, but noooo, she just had to go back to try to find that darn shop keeper!

Cathy

The Devil's Boutique is one of my favorites too.

Michael

I agree with the comments above. I have listened to this episodes many times and even enjoyed episode by same writer Devils Gold.

Daren Dillinger

It's one of my go-to episodes.

Todd

I'm taking a long car trip next week and I'm picking out some CBSRMT's to listen to... I'll add this one to my list.

John

The Devil's Boutique is a well-written and well-performed Mystery Theater episode akin to a high-quality Twilight Zone, with excellent development of characters who the listener grows to genuinely care about and suspense building to a dramatic reveal. The recording is super quality. At times in Mystery Theater, superb music & score is used to build suspense and I was surprised it was not used more in this episode. Instead, a feeling of dreadful overshadowing is accompanied by the frequent blowing of the ocean liner's horn. I've never heard this episode before now and I can see why it is a widely held favorite. Best supporting actor goes to the the protagonist fashion designer's male companion. I love his voice - Very Vincent Price-like. I'll also be looking for more episodes written by Bob Juhren on CBSRMT.COM. I give Devil's Boutique 4 out of 5 stars. - JUROR #4

Juror #4


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