Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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Burt Stroude is about to be chosen as the party's senatorial candidate. At the same time, he hears from the married woman he'd had an affair with in his youth. She's dying and wants him at ... See full summary »

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Burt Stroude
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Rhoda Stroude
Tyler McVey ...
Boyce Martin
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Robertson
Raymond Largay ...
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Burt Stroude is about to be chosen as the party's senatorial candidate. At the same time, he hears from the married woman he'd had an affair with in his youth. She's dying and wants him at her bedside, but going to her would destroy his political career and possibly his marriage. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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18 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Okay, though it gets a bit better as it progresses.
21 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I think if "Shadowed" had been made for some other anthology series I might have appreciated it more. However, "Four Star Playhouse" was such a brilliantly acted and written show that my expectations for it are extremely high--so it was a tiny bit of a disappointment. It was good...mind you.

When the show begins, Burt Stroude is (Dick Powell) is approached by the husband of one of Stroude's old flames and she apparently is begging to see him before she dies. However, this is a very sticky situation. First, it turns out that Stroude's affair with the woman occurred when she was still married--to the guy begging Stroude to see her! Second, Stroude is in line to become the state's next senator...and a scandalous situation like this might harm his chances. Third, Stroude is now married--and his wife knows nothing about this romance.

This is a decent program. The acting, as usual, is wonderful. The plot, however, is a bit slow in unfolding. My advice--keep watching, as it does get much better towards the end. And, like any episode of "Four Star Playhouse", it is worth your time.


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