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Ring of Evil


When a young woman is witness to a murder, the only detail she can recall is that the killer possessed a unique ring. Strangely, she soon sees the same ring on the finger of a potential lover!



Air Dates

  • First Run - April 16, 1979
  • Repeat - September 20, 1979





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4 Responses to Episode 0971

This comment is about the new music. Great new sounds!

Randy Mc

A young woman witnesses a woman who is killed by a man who wears a ring with a red stone. The ring is considered to be evil.


Boring - plot very slow and meandering - and too creepy to hear a 50 year old man hitting on an 18 yr old he's known for a week.


I rate this episode ★★★☆☆ for AVERAGE. 2 things that are puzzling in this. ONE: Who is B. H. Maxwell? And TWO: How or where did James Agate, Jr. find this story adapted from B. H. Maxwell? The origin of the ring wasn’t as spellbinding as many would’ve hoped for. Several scenes were mind-boggling. And as for the relationship of the girl & the Colonel who wore the ring, definitely far-fetched. These 2 characters were 32 years apart; he was old enough to be her father. The Colonel wasn’t yearning for the girl for romance, only for possession. Reading the episode’s plot was fascinating, but listening to the episode’s storyline was mediocre. In our Host’s Prologue, E.G. Marshall starts by narrating superstition, including a quote from Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero. In ACT-1, the topic of superstition in tropical climates, followed by the ring. In ACT-2, the significance of the ring. In ACT-3, quoting French writer Voltaire on superstition. In the end, narration on the Climax, but no Resolution. In his Epilogue, quoting lines of superstition from Shakespeare’s KING HENRY VI-Part 3. Our Host was intriguing to narrate superstitions and the ring, but his narration after the end of the 3rd Act needed more explanation, such as the aftermath of the ring and where do the remaining characters go from what they’ve experienced. The sound effects of birds, dogs barking, mellow tune of the guitar, bell chiming, doors, tableware clinking, fiesta music in the background, church bell, church organ, telephone, roulette table, and the howling wind were helpful. The dramatic tunes and superstitious tunes were supportive, but an abundance of it. One thing I enjoyed in this episode, was the cast: Kathleen Quinlan (as Helena), Norman Rose (as Colonel William and Roulette Announcer), and Earl Hammond (as Arthur and Juan Pedroza). SPECIAL NOTE: Himan Brown plays the Doctor. Earl Hammond did well and Norman Rose played the possessive villain wonderfully. And Kathleen Quinlan was terrific as the leading lady. It’s too bad she didn’t do a lot of CBSRMT episodes other than this one and Ep. #1000-CATCH A FALLING STAR. Tune in to this if you enjoy a mystery tale involving rings. And for a better Ring story that’s gripping, disturbing, and very creepy, check out Ep. #1076-STAR SAPPHIRE. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =0]


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