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Title

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

Plot

A police sheriff is questioned by the prosecutor for defense to elucidate the mystery regarding a blackmail and a reported missing person. He narrates the story of a tortured marriage between an oppressed couple.

Episode

0852

Air Dates

  • First Run - June 19, 1978
  • Repeat - December 14, 1978

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Rating

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4 Responses to Episode 0852

Episode 0852 and 0107 are both titled "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", however they are uniquely different stories, not duplicates.

Mark Main

Mark, the title to this episode is "Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde".They are uniquely different, and both good stories.

Randy McLeod

Geez, this story was so convoluted I wasn’t sure who died until the end. Interesting listen, but then it got all tangled u for me...

Christine

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ for GOOD. G. Frederick Lewis' mystery story was intriguing. However, the finale got too complexed. I understood what was revealed in the 3rd Act, but the dark truth of the married couple's conflicts and quarrels ended up in shambles. As for the episode's title, it sounds like a different take on Robert Louis Stevenson's story; like it would be about a female scientist with a dark personality. Unfortunately, this is a tale about blackmail, missing persons, and murder. Another way to title this, would be "Hush Money." In our Host's Prologue, E.G. Marshall starts off with a quote from William Shakespeare involving quicksand (SPECIAL NOTE: "Quicksand" is only mentioned in HENRY VI and ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA). After introducing the episode's title, he states that this is based on a true police case, but there's no case of it mentioned in the CBSMRT Episode Guide Book or in the general CBSRMT websites. In ACT-1, the story takes places in Hackettstown where we meet our main protagonist: Sheriff Ed Blake. In ACT-2, quoting J. Edgar Hoover about evidence and clues. In ACT-3, after the case is solved with complexed reasons, E.G. Marshall asks what would be our verdict? In his Epilogue, 2 of the characters tried to live like Jekyll & Hyde, but failed. However, we got a satisfactory Resolution: the killer was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Narrations on the situations were informative, but it would make more sense if he added notes from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story and see how the plot and/or characters are connected to this radio episode. Sound effects of the gavel, background noise at wedding reception, doors, crickets, rotary phone ringing, car engine, car breaks, footsteps in the woods, birds chirping, radio music and background noise at the restaurant, jail bars, and gunshots were helpful in this crime story. The music had fantastic dramatic tunes that kept the story moving forward. The cast in this was overall the best: William Prince (as Sheriff Ed Blake), Evie Juster (as Defense Attorney and Mary Teller Courtney), Bryna Raeburn (as Jessie Teller and Isabel), and Earl Hammond (as Sam Teller and Arthur Courtney/William Crosby). Big props to Evie Juster, Bryna Raeburn, and Earl Hammond for playing double roles. And major props to William Prince for playing the main character that was eager, sincere, and diligent to solve the case. This is a mystery story that would take listeners by surprise. And fans of William Prince's work would get a kick out of this one. Until next time…pleasant dreams.

Russell


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