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A Man of Honor


On the verge of finally attaining his life-long dream, a college professor is struck by an unusual malady and melancholia before receiving his book award. He must set out to discover the secrets he has hidden in his subconscious.



Air Dates

  • First Run - July 10, 1981
  • Repeat - October 8, 1981





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14 Responses to Episode 1219

Amazing episode... Anyone who suffers, or has suffered from Depression, will see the genius behind the writing of this episode. Great performances across the board, as well.


Yes, you are right. The descriptions were excellent.


I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is written by Elspeth Eric.

Lorice McCloud

I agree. Elspeth Eric.


This story takes a rather meandering path to get to the point. But it's a great point and possibly worth your time.

Mark A

The blue hour truly is the most beautiful time of day.


Maybe it was Elspeth Eric - I liked it anyway. :)


I hate to be a party-pooper, and I hate being overly-critical of Mystery Theater and its amazing performers and writers but 'A Man of Honor' was one of the worst episodes ever (no wonder the writer is 'Unknown'... who would want to claim this loser?). What little story that existed was boring and subject to extreme repetition. The acts only served as a pause, not even partitioning any change in the narrative. Teri Keane is my all-time favorite female RMT actor but even she could not resurrect this atrocity. A single glimmer of value was at episode end in the message of the need for occasional reflection on one's life to contemplate sins and perhaps seek forgiveness (the writer should do likewise). Like the life of the main character, I couldn't wait for 'Man of Honor' to end. Zero stars - Juror #4.


The version I heard clearly states this episode was written by Elspeth Eric.


This has got to be an Elspeth Eric episode because it just can't be by anyone else! Everything abut this episode just SCREAMS Elspeth Eric, even the typical musical themes they use for her stories. The same old psych themes, long, drawn out dialogue about thoughts and feelings, and then we find out the man's malady is just guilt over thoughts! No one else would waste so much time on psychological themes about THOUGHTS for crying out loud! I really love some of her episodes, (when she just writes a straight story and doesn't try to be a wannabee psychologist).


Follow up, Even though I am critical of this episode, I did like the way the ending was resolved, but it took so long to get there that the listener is left feeling exhausted by the tine it gets there, lol!


I meant to say by the *time* it gets there.


I have a complete recording too, it is Elspeth Eric. She always writes strongly emotional stories


Well folks, Mr. Marshall does state that the story was adapted for the CBSRMT by Elspeth Eric, so I don't know why the writer is listed as "Unknown.". Not too bad of a story anyway, considering the author.

Jim K.

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