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Title

Who Is George Williams?

Plot

Deprived of his memory in an accident, a man stumbles into a cabin in Alaska. The residents take care of him and soon find him a job in the police force of the county. Nearly after a year, he is asked to solve a case about some bones found lying and he slowly comes to understand that he must have killed the person.

Episode

0796

Air Dates

  • First Run - March 10, 1978
  • Repeat - August 10, 1978

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4 Responses to Episode 0796

I rate this episode ★★★★★ for EXCELLENT. This Drama-Mystery, written by G. Frederick Lewis, keeps you guessing every minute whether our main character is a hero or a villain. The answer to his real name & his real past is at the 34-minute mark (SPOILER ALERT). Another way to Title this would be “The Juneau Skeleton Case.” The sound effects of the radio static, doors, howling wind, footsteps, the teletype machine, rotary phone ringing, magazine pages, car engine running and parked, seagulls & buoy at the gulf, and the empty wooden box were very supportive in this tale. The music was more than supportive, it was beneficial! Suspenseful tracks in every scene, especially at the 37-minute mark where our main character has his flashback. Playing music to change the scenes is useful, but music that plays in the middle of the scenes make the CBSRMT episodes sound wondrously; just like #0026-THE MAN WHO ASKED FOR YESTERDAY at the 40-minute mark, #0508-THE GOLDEN PEOPLE at the 20-minute mark, and #1245-THE JUDGE’S HOUSE at the 37-minute mark. In his Prologue, E.G. Marshall states that we all have something to hide, but how strong is that desire? In ACT-1, he informs us that this story begins on Christmas day in Anchorage, Alaska. Later, he states that amnesia is a form of hysteria in which memory is disturbed. In ACT-2, 1 year has passed for our main character with a new life. But when he’s about to discover something in his old past, our Host quotes King Richard II from the Shakespearean play: “O that I were as great. As is my grief, or lesser than my name! Or that I could forget what I have been, or not remember what I must be now!” That’s exactly what our character is facing now. In ACT-3, he informs that our main character’s apprehensive to go to the town of Juneau and the irony of irony is that his job is to unearth someone else’s secret, not his own. In the end, the man found himself, only pieces of his past had died. In his Epilogue, E.G. Marshall has concluded a happy ending for our main character where his old past & new life are combined. Informative, yet entertaining our Host was for this mystery. And speaking of entertaining, our cast: Larry Haines (as George Williams a.k.a. Professor Robert Warren), Robert Dryden (as Dr. William Bertram & Inspector Barrett), Joan Shay (as Connie/Constance Roberts & Amy Warren), and Court Benson (as Chief George Teller & Jim of Central-3). Both Robert Dryden & Court Benson make a great team for radio acting. Joan Shay’s acting as the edgy Constance Roberts and the heartfelt Amy Warren were delightful. And then there’s Larry Haines who is always great in his performances where he plays characters that are anxious, paranoid, nervous, and in a state of living in fear constantly. He also plays the radio news reporter in this tale. This episode isn’t your average Christmas story like #0688-THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE starring Sherlock Holmes or even #0402-A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Ebenezer Scrooge, but this is a great mystery story with a great surprising ending. And check out other CBSRMT episodes that take place during Christmas like #0191-A VERY PRIVATE MIRACLE, #1092-THAT MAGIC TOUCH, and #1140-A HOLIDAY VISIT. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =^D

Russell

i heard some of these eps many years ago...it was very good...kind of like the shorter length..

George

That was a good one! Definately

Brain

I rate this episode ★★★★★ for EXCELLENT. This Drama-Mystery, written by G. Frederick Lewis, keeps you guessing every minute whether our main character is a hero or a villain. The answer to his real name & his real past is at the 34-minute mark (SPOILER ALERT). Another way to Title this would be “The Juneau Skeleton Case.” The sound effects of the radio static, doors, howling wind, footsteps, the teletype machine, rotary phone ringing, magazine pages, car engine running and parked, seagulls & buoy at the gulf, and the empty wooden box were very supportive in this tale. The music was more than supportive, it was beneficial! Suspenseful tracks in every scene, especially at the 37-minute mark where our main character has his flashback. Playing music to change the scenes is useful, but music that plays in the middle of the scenes make the CBSRMT episodes sound wondrously; just like #0026-THE MAN WHO ASKED FOR YESTERDAY at the 40-minute mark, #0508-THE GOLDEN PEOPLE at the 20-minute mark, and #1245-THE JUDGE’S HOUSE at the 37-minute mark. In his Prologue, E.G. Marshall states that we all have something to hide, but how strong is that desire? In ACT-1, he informs us that this story begins on Christmas day in Anchorage, Alaska. Later, he states that amnesia is a form of hysteria in which memory is disturbed. In ACT-2, 1 year has passed for our main character with a new life. But when he’s about to discover something in his old past, our Host quotes King Richard II from the Shakespearean play: “O that I were as great. As is my grief, or lesser than my name! Or that I could forget what I have been, or not remember what I must be now!” That’s exactly what our character is facing now. In ACT-3, he informs that our main character’s apprehensive to go to the town of Juneau and the irony of irony is that his job is to unearth someone else’s secret, not his own. In the end, the man found himself, only pieces of his past had died. In his Epilogue, E.G. Marshall has concluded a happy ending for our main character where his old past & new life are combined. Informative, yet entertaining our Host was for this mystery. And speaking of entertaining, our cast: Larry Haines (as George Williams a.k.a. Professor Robert Warren), Robert Dryden (as Dr. William Bertram & Inspector Barrett), Joan Shay (as Connie/Constance Roberts & Amy Warren), and Court Benson (as Chief George Teller & Jim of Central-3). Both Robert Dryden & Court Benson make a great team for radio acting. Joan Shay’s acting as the edgy Constance Roberts and the heartfelt Amy Warren were delightful. And then there’s Larry Haines who is always great in his performances where he plays characters that are anxious, paranoid, nervous, and in a state of living in fear constantly. He also plays the radio news reporter in this tale. This episode isn’t your average Christmas story like #0688-THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE starring Sherlock Holmes or even #0402-A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Ebenezer Scrooge, but this is a great mystery story with a great surprising ending. And check out other CBSRMT episodes that take place during Christmas like #0191-A VERY PRIVATE MIRACLE, #1092-THAT MAGIC TOUCH, and #1140-A HOLIDAY VISIT. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =^D

Russell


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