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The Unseen Watcher


A gambler dreams up a desperate scheme to "off" his bookie in order to escape his huge debts. To fund his addiction, he kills his wife and commits arson in an attempt to claim insurance.



Air Dates

  • First Run - March 19, 1979
  • Repeat - August 31, 1979





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4 Responses to Episode 0963

This was a good one. SPOILER ALERT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am so glad he murdered both women, both played brilliantly by Evie Juster. They wee not likeable characters at all.


Such great actors in this very original and well executed play The use of the helicopter pilot watching the crimes unfold was brilliant story telling. The quality of sound and the sound of effect were excellent. 5 stars


I rate this episode ★★★★★ stars for EXCELLENT. I consider this as one of Ian Martin's greatest mystery stories ever written for the series! There are many mystery stories about certain kinds of people who become eye witnesses to a murder case. But a Drama-Mystery about the eye witness of a Helicopter pilot, that's creative! Terrific character development, intriguing plot points, surprising climax, and a satisfying resolution on the killer's demise. The title of this is perfect. Another way to title it would be "The Eye In The Sky" or "The Murder of Suntan Sue." The sound effects of the helicopter hovering, howling wind on the rooftop, traffic noise, doors, footsteps, ice cubes, glasses clinking, car engine, buzzer, dialing of the rotary phone, the pillow covering the victim's face, background noise at the police station, amusement park tunes, body thud, opening the car door while driving, and jazz music in the background were dynamic. The suspenseful music was dynamic also, especially in the 3rd Act when the storyline got more intense. In the Prologue, E.G. Marshall brings up the topic of public times where anyone can be watched without realizing it. In ACT-1, he introduces the main pillar of our story: the Traffic Helicopter. In ACT-2, he notifies the CBSRMT fans that our main protagonist is following the main antagonist, before & after the killing. In ACT-3, after the report of the villain's demise, our Host questions on what went through the killer's mind after he murdered again and was also witnessed by the helicopter the second time around. In his Epilogue, E.G. Marshall changes the quotation of "Time Heals All Wounds" to "Time Wounds All Heals," which makes sense for this particular mystery tale. Last but not least, are outstanding cast: Mandel Kramer (as Morgan Denning), Earl Hammond (as Sam Bendix), Sam Gray (as Rich, Lou, and Captain Time Fuchs), and Evie Juster (as Cheryl Denning and Denise). Kudos to Sam Gray for playing 3 roles. Evie Juster was amazing for playing one character who was assertive and the other character giddy. Both Mandel Kramer and Earl Hammond stole the show. Mandel Kramer is good at playing characters that are strenuos while Earl Hammond is more sanguine in his roles. This is a classic episode that cannot be ignored and I highly recommend this to new fans of CBSRMT. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =^D


Terrific premise, well executed - the idea of what a helicopter traffic reporter sees is great, could be basis for a series of its own.


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