Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
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Escape/Cinderella Girls 

Magician Gregory Udall wants to perform the ultimate escape from a notorious prison on a nearby island. Best friends Ann Dowd and Maxine Bender want to be wealthy for a weekend.


Don Weis


Episode cast overview:
Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke
Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo (as Herve Villechaize)
Diana Canova ... Ann Dowd
Robert Clary ... Ipsy Dauphin
Bert Convy ... Gregory Udall
Georgia Engel ... Maxine Bender
John Saxon ... Dr. Roger Sullivan
Alan Sues ... Andre Massoon
Howard Caine ... Count Rudolph
William Beckley ... Ian
Bernie Kuby Bernie Kuby ... Harmon
Lisa Blake Richards Lisa Blake Richards ... Kathy Udall
Peter Mamakos ... The Sergeant
Reggie Nalder ... Duprez


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Magician Gregory Udall wants to perform the ultimate escape from a notorious prison on a nearby island. Best friends Ann Dowd and Maxine Bender want to be wealthy for a weekend.

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Watch for Reggie Nalder
31 May 2012 | by stones78See all my reviews

In case you don't know who Reggie Nalder is, he portrays Duprez, the head of Devil's Island, who holds many prisoners, including Gregory Udall, played by Bert Convy. Udall is a magician(those crazy 70's)who apparently has a fantasy of upstaging his father, who was also(you guessed it)a magician; regarding Nalder, his memorable role was Mr. Barlow from the epic Salem's Lot(1979), a hideous looking vampire who wrecks havoc on the small town. I don't know much about him, but his "normal" face is rather scary looking as well, and it adds to the intrigue as well; his accent almost matches his face, but to me, he was the best aspect of this tame episode, and watch for an appearance of Robert Clary(Hogan's Heroes), who portrays fellow inmate Ipsy. As you can guess, they both escape the prison, which supposedly has a track record of preventing such things, but they got out anyway.

The other segment revolves around Ann(Diana Canova), and Maxine(Georgia Engel), with her annoying voice, and their wish is to be snobby jet-setters, which is basically to be amongst a group of wealthy people. The only real notable aspect here was the insertion of John Saxon(Roger), who's a fine actor, but he's given a very bad accent for some reason; another thing I noticed was the location of this segment, which looked the same locale from the Rockford Files, with the cliffs hanging over the ocean. To make a long story short, Maxine leaves on a yacht with a man named Rudolph, played by Howard Caine(Hogan's Heroes yet again); he isn't the most attractive man in the world, but she likes him and tells him the truth about her real persona. It turns out that Roger had a fantasy too, as he wanted to be among the wealthy in order to get donations for his clinic(he is also a child doctor in real life), which is struggling financially. After Ann spills her guts that she's in fact not wealthy at all, but lives in a trailer, Roger then tells her that he was struggling also, and they leave the island together.

Overall, I wouldn't call this a great episode, but I'm probably one of the few out there that watched this just to see Reggie Nalder in a rare appearance, as he has more lines than I would've expected.

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28 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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