Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
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Flowers from a Stranger 

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A psychiatrist's wife battles her own deteriorating emotional state when she receives a box of flowers from a stranger.

Director:

Paul Nickell

Writers:

Dorothee Carousso (by), Worthington Miner (adapted by)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Felicia Montealegre Felicia Montealegre ... Lorna
Yul Brynner ... Dr. Nestri
Robert Duke ... Dr. Kim Baylor
Bill Arthur Bill Arthur
Joe Boland Joe Boland ... (as Joseph Boland)
Virginia Dwyer Virginia Dwyer
Lois Nettleton ... Marian - Party Guest
Ethel Remey Ethel Remey ... (as Ethel Everett)
Catherine Nesco Catherine Nesco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Brinson Paul Brinson ... Announcer (voice)
Betty Furness ... Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman
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Storyline

Strange dreams haunt a newlywed wife of a psychiatrist who works a nearby hospital. Nothing is made of them until a strange visiting doctor arrives, one that seems to know a lot about the young woman though she can't seem to recall him. When a deranged mental patient escapes from the institution with an urge to murder her, she's sure the doctor has something to do with it. Written by WesternOne

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nightmare | psychiatry | See All (2) »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the program's opening, Announcer Paul Brenson says that "The Willow Cabin" originally scheduled for tonight would be presented in two weeks. See more »


Soundtracks

Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Before the look
29 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The story I heard was that Yul Brynner was starting to lose his hair in any event so when as a relative unknown he was picked to star in The King And I he decided to go bald and a look was born. This Westinghouse Studio One teleplay will be an opportunity to see Yul Brynner with some follicles on top of his skull.

I noted that Studio One did this play twice with Brynner and co-star Felicia Montealegre and this is the second time. Brynner plays a psychiatrist who treats his patients with hypnotism. He and Montealegre have history that is hidden from way back in her childhood and he means her no good.

But he does work subtly trying to push her buttons to drive her over the edge. Or using his mesmerizing wiles on mental patient to do his bidding.

I found this teleplay to be overwrought and melodramatic. Seeing Betty Furness push the latest in Westinghouse products in 1950 was interesting.

And this is a chance to see Brynner with some hair.


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