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Doctor Eduardo


A Mexican physician move into a little fishing village is welcomed by the villagers. But the chief's son takes an intense dislike towards him for having amorous intentions towards his sister. Will he end up killing him for it?



Air Dates

  • First Run - August 11, 1978
  • Repeat - February 13, 1979





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4 Responses to Episode 0878

Gerald Keane did a gregarious job on writing this CBSRMT episode. I use the word "gregarious" because this is a story that fans can talk about since it's based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (who wrote SHERLOCK HOLMES) entitled "The Black Doctor." Doyle's work is a sociable topic, however, the shocking twist wasn't much of a surprise. The shocking twist is at the 33-minute 40 second mark. I give props to Norman Rose (as Dr. Eduardo Columbus) because any episode that he's in is always entertaining. Lloyd Battistsa (as the Defense General) and Robert Dryden (as Mayor Horace Greeley) were terrific, but Betsy Beard (as Susan Greeley) and Earl Hammond (as Matthew Greeley) were mundane. Betsy Beard acted too girly and Earl Hammond acted too much of a man-child. Jada Rowland should have played Susan Greeley and Russell Horton should have played Matthew Greeley. Now for E.G. Marshall, he explains this plot thoroughly, however, there's not much tension. The sound effects helped support the scenes, however, the music is way more mirthful. I use the word "mirthful" because you have to listen to the music tunes to enjoy this drama-mystery. The 5 best parts where the music plays is at the 5-minute 3 second mark, the 9-minute 40-second mark, the 11-minute 44-second mark, the 27-minute 17-second mark, and the 40-minute 38-second mark. I rate this 3 out of 5 stars. If you enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, check this episode out. Also, I recommend Ep. #0902-THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR.


I guess I hoped this would be better than it was seeing it was this story. The twist at teh end was ok but not very dramatica or no real "gotcha" effect.


Rescued slightly by a few delightful character performances, Doctor Eduardo is a so-so rendition of an Arthur Conan Doyle story in which a stranger from South America meets sleepy small town America. There he finds success in his practice along with friendship and true love, though fear and bigotry also. Pilfering an all too familiar narrative device from many an opera (I won't spoil it) Keane's story resolves itself too tidily and with much less of a dramatic turn than listeners would hope. Robert Dryden rescues the play with some over-the-top but enjoyable performances including as town mayor and as the coroner. Keane's radio play would have been better if development of the title character had been on par with those of the mayor and his son and daughter. Mystery Theater seems to have greater success with renditions of other authors' works such as Poe (when compared to Doyle). For great dramatic remakes of a literary giant, check out 'Fall of the House of Usher' and 'Cask of Amontillado,' and leave 'The Red-headed League' alone. I give 'Doctor Eduardo' 2 out of 5 stars. - JUROR # 4


I really enjoyed this episode, it was easy to get into the characters. I only wish they had more time to discuss the chief's son a little more, or get into the doctors marriage at the end. I guess it left it up to the listener

Brian McGlynn

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