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Title

The Midas Touch

Plot

A con man swindles a bank president repeatedly in this farce set on the eve of the Great Depression.

Episode

0529

Air Dates

  • First Run - October 4, 1976
  • Repeat - January 5, 1977

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Rating

28
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4 Responses to Episode 0529

A con man swindles a bank president repeatedly in this farce set on the eve of the Great Depression.

P. Taft

Sam Dann was one of the best writers of CBSRMT and I give him props for writing a comedy. The plot, climax, & resolution were waggish-funny, but not Ha-Ha-Funny.The acting talents of Robert Morse (as Jim Pangborn), Bryna Raeburn (as Milly), Robert Dryden (as Julius Trautwine) and Jackson Beck (as the Sheriff) were phenomenal. Bryna Raeburn kept saying "hey-yo", it made me chuckle. The downside were the sound effects & music. Not enough sounds & jazzy tunes to make it feel like it was the Roaring Twenties, which is where the story takes place. And finally, E.G. Marshall keeps you entertained, only he uses old sayings/idioms. It would be nice to hear him use his own personal sayings/advices about time periods such as this since he lived through the Stock Market Crash of '29. Even though CBSRMT has done a lot of Drama-Mysteries & Fantasy-Mysteries, this is one of the few Farce-Mysteries you have to check out.

Chris

Sam Dann was one of the best writers of CBSRMT and I give him props for writing a comedy. The plot, climax, & resolution were waggish-funny, but not Ha-Ha-Funny.The acting talents of Robert Morse (as Jim Pangborn), Bryna Raeburn (as Milly), Robert Dryden (as Julius Trautwine) and Jackson Beck (as the Sheriff) were phenomenal. Bryna Raeburn kept saying "hey-yo", it made me chuckle. The downside were the sound effects & music. Not enough sounds & jazzy tunes to make it feel like it was the Roaring Twenties, which is where the story takes place. And finally, E.G. Marshall keeps you entertained, only he uses old sayings/idioms. It would be nice to hear him use his own personal sayings/advices about time periods such as this since he lived through the Stock Market Crash of '29. Even though CBSRMT has done a lot of Drama-Mysteries & Fantasy-Mysteries, this is one of the few Farce-Mysteries you have to check out. 

Russell

Jim and Milly, his princess with mystical powers, make an easy $200 selling their Magic Hair Restorer to a bald-headed banker. Certain he can make more money from the banker, Jim tries to sell him the Midas touch, that is, the opportunity to read today, tomorrow’s financial page with stock closings yet to be completed. The banker agrees to buy the financial page dated October 29, 1929, not knowing what losses he and Jim are about to experience.

Jack


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