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Title

The Overcoat

Plot

In post-revolutionary Russia, a man devotes his entire savings to purchasing a new coat to satisfy his boss. The rest of his life's problems are related to that coat.

Episode

0610

Air Dates

  • First Run - March 3, 1977
  • Repeat - July 3, 1977
  • Repeat - October 27, 1979

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Rating

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6 Responses to Episode 0610

I think Hans Conried it a great actor and one of the best in radio's history. This is a sad tale about a poor Communist (who eats only bread and cabbage soup) in the USSR who needs a new coat because his looks like a "cheese cloth" and has "a hole as big as his head under the arm".

Bert

I think this story takes place long before Communism.

Amy

In post-revolutionary Russia, a man devotes his entire savings to purchasing a new coat to satisfy his boss. The rest of his life's problems are related to that coat.

Joel Cadores

Is this the same story as the one by Gogol ??

Rudolph V.

Yes, they said the story was by Gogol.

Amy

What a sad, depressing story of human cruelty, which causes a man's death, and it didn't need to. If people had helped him get a coat, things could have turned out better for the poor man. I am surprised that the lady who seemed to care for him didn't get him a coat, or at least try to get people to all pitch in and contribute to getting a coat for him. A totally senseless and tragic tale with lack of charity and lack of caring at the center. These Russian classics are so grim and hopeless.

Amy


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