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Happy Death Day


An overweight woman suffers from recurring nightmares of her death at the hands of a faceless man. Distraught over her horrific dreams, she visits a renowned psychologist to help her discover the meaning behind her disturbing nightly terrors.



Air Dates

  • First Run - January 21, 1977
  • Repeat - May 8, 1977





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5 Responses to Episode 0589

An overweight woman has nightmares of a faceless man who tries to kill her by pushing her over a ledge. She goes to a psychologist to try to explain the dream and put a face on her assailant.

Antonio Inigo

Really good sound quality, no commercials or news (sadly). Early on I wondered if the woman wasn't setting up her husband's murder with an eye toward being able to claim she was sleep walking when she killed him. I find the whole adultery genre tiring, personally - why can't a murder just be a murder? - and the idea that a person's large size makes them unlovable is pathetic, but I know there are millions of shallow people in the world (especially the real one) who think so immaturely.


Agree on the good sound quality. Some of the episodes are almost unintelligible. I wouldn’t mind chipping in some more money to improve the sound quality. PS. I do enjoy snippets of the news when included. Reminds me of when news was much more unbiased.


Enjoyed this episode. Mandel’s Kramer is one of my favorites. Guess I don’t relate, like so many others, with sadness at the lack of commercials, and I’m pretty nostalgic. I do enjoy the Safeway commercials. And I love hearing commercials of the 50’s-60’s that predate these episodes.


I rate this episode ★★★★☆ for GOOD. Ian Martin's Drama-Mystery was well thought of. An interesting concept where the antagonist schemes to kill the protagonist without getting their hands dirty or bloody. The storyline, characters' backstories, and the Climax were splendid. All that was missing was the Resolution. The main antagonist is gone, but what happened to the protagonist's half-sister? She knew about the devious plan, but where did she end up? And since the Doctor helped the main character make it to her next birthday, is there chemistry between them afterwards? Perhaps we may never know. The music had wonderful tracks that brought tension, especially the tunes they played during the details of the dreams. Sound effects were supportive, but not a lot to fill in every scene. Act-1 had plates & cups clinking. Act-2 had classical music, people murmuring, footsteps, and doors. Act-3 had phone ringing, low wind blowing, and short period of traffic noise. But onto the good stuff, such as the Host. In E.G. Marshall's Prologue, his topic was about Fatness, including a quote of it from William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESER. In ACT-1, switch the topic over to Dreams. In ACT-2, examining the main character's P.O.V. of the dream she sees, but also quoting the poem "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns. In ACT-3, after the satisfying Climax, our Host quoted a line from William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST about dreams. In his Epilogue, knowing what our main character has learned about the fabric of life. From Fatness, to dreams, to poetic quotes, and to life's meanings, the topics our Host has given us is a significant contribution. Another good part in this episode, was our Cast: Marian Seldes (as Marge Verner), Mandel Kramer (as Paul Verner), Carol Teitel (as Valerie), and Ken Harvey (as the Superintendent and Dr. Stowe). Both Ken Harvey & Carol Teitel were great in their supporting roles. Mandel Kramer played the villain "to a T." And Marian Seldes stole the show like she has done many times on CBSRMT. It is one of her best performances that cannot be ignored and fans of this actress would love this mystery story. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =0) Manage


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