Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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The Frightened Woman 

Carol buys a book at a quaint bookstore but forgot to take it with her. The next day, the store has disappeared. Her husband and a therapist think she's imagining it, but Carol encounters the saleswoman who sold her the book on the street.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Jerome Gruskin (story), Jerome Gruskin (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Merle Oberon ... Carol
Craig Stevens ... George
Hugh Beaumont ... Dr. Lindell
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Warren
Isabel Withers Isabel Withers ... Doris
Ralph Sanford ... Man (voice)
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Carol buys a book at a quaint bookstore but forgot to take it with her. The next day, the store has disappeared. Her husband and a therapist think she's imagining it, but Carol encounters the saleswoman who sold her the book on the street.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1955 (USA) See more »

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Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Pelican Bookshop
3 July 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Merle Oberon stars in this half hour television drama that bears no small resemblance to a Twilight Zone episode. I only wish that it had ended like a Twilight Zone episode.

The story begins when Merle enters the Pelican Bookshop on Washington Street to purchase a sentimental anniversary present for her husband Craig Stevens. It was a volume of poetry by Tennyson and the place seems strangely out of time and place, the decor is that of the Great Depression. She's even given change for her five dollar bill with single denominations that bore the signature of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon.

And when Merle gets back home, the book and the change vanish. The Pelican Bookshop went out of business in 1931. Merle sees psychiatrist Hugh Beaumont, but she proves resistant to treatment.

It was a nice job by the ensemble of players which also include Irene Tedrow as the saleslady in the shop. It's a Twilight Zone type drama, but the explanation isn't of Twilight Zone character.

You'll have to see the drama to see what I mean.


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