Fantasy Island: Season 3, Episode 16

Rogues to Riches/Stark Terror (19 Jan. 1980)

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Lawyer Pete Gilbert is determined to lose himself in the eighteenth century, despite the entreaties of his partner Mark Hendricks; and young Amy Marson, rendered mute by her mother's death, wants to find out if she was responsible.



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Episode cast overview:
Amy Marson
Joshua Templar
Mrs. Marson
Pete Gilbert
Judge Winston (as Alan Hale)
Margaret Winston (as Dolly Martin)
Mark Hendricks
Robert Clarke ...
Mr. Marson
David Drucker ...
The Creature
Joe Baker ...
Inn Keeper
Jim Mahady ...
Roger Marson


A man is determined to lose himself in the eighteenth century, despite the entreaties of his lawyer partner who tries to entice him back with the promise of a lucrative business deal; and a young woman, rendered mute by her mother's death, wants to find out whether she was responsible. Written by Kim West

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19 January 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Not much terror
15 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the darker segments of this show, "Stark Terror" was about as tame as it gets, even though it was still a decent story with some familiar faces like Melissa Sue Anderson, Michael Constantine, and Elinor Donahue. Anderson plays a girl who suddenly becomes mute, then watches her mom fall down a flight of stairs and then die; the scene didn't really work for me because she loses her voice moments BEFORE her mom falls. The way she died and the culprit who caused it was a bit of a letdown, although when Mr. Roarke confronts him in the cellar of the lighthouse, it made for a cool moment. The other story titled "Rogues to Riches" was a bit better than I thought it would be, and starred Robert Goulet, John Schuck, and a fun appearance by Alan Hale, Jr., who wields a big sword. Without giving away much detail about the story(too lazy), I thought the best moments revolved around the Inn, which was done really well. Goulet was the typical ham, but I felt he and Schuck had decent chemistry together. To wrap this review up, both stories were pretty good, although I was slightly disappointed with the darker segment, because it wasn't dark enough for my personal liking.

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