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The Doll


A professor obsessed with his niece uses a voodoo doll in order to win her love.



Air Dates

  • First Run - October 10, 1974
  • Repeat - November 24, 1974





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14 Responses to Episode 0159

Episode 0159 and 1182 are both titled "The Doll", however they are uniquely different stories, not duplicates.

Mark Main

Good story - but what happened to the college student at the beginning? They never went back to that story line - did she just freak out or did the doll work?

Mike in GR

I'm the pround owner of many of the episodes. I love listening to them. It still takes me back to a younger time! The commercials are so funny.


An aging professor of anthropology, confronted with the reality of his young charge ready to start a life of her own with her handsome fiance, decides that his knowledge of black magic could help preserve the status quo. A familiar story gets a boost from a very meaty role for the villain, who becomes increasingly desperate as the situation spins out of control.

Matt Sandwich

"The Doll" was an average episode to listen to, but left the listener with many thoughts at episode's end. While manipulating to gain love sounds intriguing, those very same powers could be used to manipulate you. Professor Douglas screamed at his faithful house keeper Prudenza "I never want to see your ugly face again!" This would hurt anyone; especially Prudenza, who seemed to love the professor as much as he loved his young charge. And let's just say, he got his. Average story, great ending. 3 stars.

Davy Joe

A pretty predictable but enjoyable story of control via a voodoo doll.


This episode features a scene where a person is sticking pins into a voodoo doll and you hear the victims pained reaction as well? The scene is an unforgettable one toward the end of the episode, and involved a newly wed couple. That particular show scared the heck outta me when I first heard it on WCAU, Philadelphia (1210) way back when I was all of 8 years old or so. The other voodoo episode I always remember is "House of the Voodoo Queen"


A woman is very interested, and aware of voodoo tradition. Since the death of her parents, she is tended to by an old professor of voodoo who takes his task, and his art very seriously, and seems to have developed more than a paternal love for her. When she announces her intention to marry a young man, he becomes upset and jealous... Not wise to upset a master of the voodoo arts...

Fake American Kid

I like White Zombie better!


Creepy story!

Gina Schackel

Interesting story with a supernatural bend. Overall I thought the love story (as that's what it sort of was) was okay, but as someone mentioned above - what happened to the college student at the beginning of the story? Even just a quick line about it would've been nice. After what her uncle was doing, it also made me wonder if he also committed fratricide.


The female character was way too naive and malleable. She made the whole story unbelievable and weak.


I liked that the entire cast only appeared in one or two RMT's each. A nice change of pace.


"I liked that the entire cast only appeared in one or two RMT's each. A nice change of pace." I think the reason is that this was one of the plays taped in California, a move Hi Brown would apparently do from time to time (to tape about a week's worth of episodes once or twice a year, especially in the earlier days of the series) with some of the actors he had worked with when they still worked in NYC, such as Karl Swenson who had appeared on sever episodes of INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES in the late 40's and early 50's before his apparent move to CA by the mid-50's.

Dan in South Jersey

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