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Title

The Queen of Palmyra

Plot

A private eye chases an enigmatic woman who is a self-declared messiah and the reincarnation of a queen of ancient Rome. She is acquainted with a financier whose young nephew takes her to be on a con job.

Episode

0823

Air Dates

  • First Run - April 27, 1978
  • Repeat - October 3, 1978

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Rating

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5 Responses to Episode 0823

A private investigator investigates a woman who claims to be a prophet and the reincarnation of a Roman queen. A financier's nephew thinks she is trying to swindle him.

Judy S.

A rather humorous episode with an engaging blend of the apparent supernatural and confidence tricks. A wealthy elderly gentleman is approached by a woman who claims he is an ancient emperor of Rome and is in grave danger. The man's obese nephew appears to be looking out for his best interest. Fred Gwynn does a fine job in his role as the skeptical private investigator. Worth listening to.

Ianne Jane

I find it odd that Mr. Carlswell's lunch bag contains a cheese sandwich and 3 "rather large" prunes. When this episode aired California prunes were a sponsor. I'm curious if this was a clever product placement or simply coincidence.

Tony

I find it odd that Mr. Carlswell's lunch bag contains a cheese sandwich and 3 "rather large" prunes. When this episode aired California prunes was a sponsor. I'm curious if this was a clever product placement or simply coincidence.

Tony

This episode shows how con artists are very slick. There are still reports of "psychics" swindling people out of tens of thousands of dollars. But what gets me are the ones that predict the "end of the earth" scenarios. In the mid-1960s my dad was stationed in Ft. Ord, CA, and our house had a view of the Monterey Bay, which I knew was connected to the Pacific Ocean. I was eight years old, and some "psychic" claimed that there was going to be an earthquake and our part of California was going to fall into the ocean. I spent that entire day as a very frightened child. Hence, I have no fondness for the folks who claim that a horrible disaster will befall us all. Fortunately, as an adult I know they are blowing smoke, but they are lower than scum for frightening children.

Chris


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