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The Woman in the Green Dress


An apparition of a lady in a green dress haunts a visitor in his friend's residence. Things get interesting when he finds her mentioned in a coat of arms in the architecture of a derelict, local church. Further enquiry with the old church sexton reveals a strange murder committed nearly eighty years back. Can he solve the mystery now?



Air Dates

  • First Run - September 9, 1977
  • Repeat - January 25, 1978





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3 Responses to Episode 0706

Awesome sauce ! I love these supernatural romantic mysteries!

Gina Schackel

Excellent episode! Be sure not to miss listening to this haunting tale! Highly recommended!

Eric Templeton

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ for GOOD. Roy Winsor's story was hauntingly beautiful. It had likable characters, a mystery involving a young woman with a "colorful feature," a romantic yet yearning relationship from the past, and an ending that captivates everyone's imagination. However, what was missing in this story, was dialogue from other characters that were mentioned a lot in this. There was Dora, Dr. Rob Claridge, and of course our mystery lady: Melanie Brent-the Woman in the Green Dress who died at 25. Perhaps if there were a few scenes written for her on how she despised the villainous suitor and discover how much she truly loved her fiancé in the past, this story would be breathtaking. But still, it's a good story. And another way to title it would be "The Mystery Of Melanie Brent" or "The Antiquarian" or even "A Haunting Portrait." In our Host's Prologue, E.G. Marshall requests that we keep this in mind: "If thought could kill." In ACT-1, meet our main character Paul Maiden: a jewelry designer & photographer who seeks out the mystery that surrounds Melanie Brent. In ACT-2, his curiosity grows. Overtime, after digging deeper into the past about the alleged murderer, E.G. Marshall questions if 1 person can be at 2 places at the same time. In ACT-3, the meaning of a "Miracle" which is what the story unfolds. In the end, after the speechless finale of love and death, reflect on the broad subject: Miracles. In his Epilogue, our Host points out what has happened to the lovers. Unfortunately, no Resolution on the other characters, partially our Photographer/Jewelry Designer who started the mystery case in the first place. Does he continue to do photography? Or does he go back to being an Antiquarian? Or does he seek another mystery to be solved? Informative narrations, but a missing Resolution. Anyway, the music was truly captivating, especially in the 3rd Act where the portrait comes to life. As for the sound effects, not a lot. All we get to hear were birds chirping, church bells, registry pages, footsteps, remove the wrapping of the portrait, and doors. But the grandest part in this episode was the cast: Michael Tolan (as Paul Maiden), Lois Kibbee (as Jenny Morrison), Guy Sorel (as Kirby Small), and Earl Hammond (as Reverend Higby and Andrew Scott). This group of 4 did so well, it's almost as if they were living their parts and they too were obsessed with the Woman in the Green Dress. Our leading man, Michael Tolan, was splendid. Memorable as his performances in #0915-SECOND SIGHT and #0200-BERENICE. Fans of Michael Tolan's work would enjoy this. It's definitely a story where obsession, love, and mystery are a perfect combination. Until next time…pleasant dreams.


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