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The Frightened Woman 

Carol buys a book at a quaint bookstore but forgot to take it with her. The next day, the store has disappeared. Her husband and a therapist think she's imagining it, but Carol encounters the saleswoman who sold her the book on the street.

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Carol buys a book at a quaint bookstore but forgot to take it with her. The next day, the store has disappeared. Her husband and a therapist think she's imagining it, but Carol encounters the saleswoman who sold her the book on the street.

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23 June 1955 (USA)  »

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The Pelican Bookshop
3 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Merle Oberon stars in this half hour television drama that bears no small resemblance to a Twilight Zone episode. I only wish that it had ended like a Twilight Zone episode.

The story begins when Merle enters the Pelican Bookshop on Washington Street to purchase a sentimental anniversary present for her husband Craig Stevens. It was a volume of poetry by Tennyson and the place seems strangely out of time and place, the decor is that of the Great Depression. She's even given change for her five dollar bill with single denominations that bore the signature of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon.

And when Merle gets back home, the book and the change vanish. The Pelican Bookshop went out of business in 1931. Merle sees psychiatrist Hugh Beaumont, but she proves resistant to treatment.

It was a nice job by the ensemble of players which also include Irene Tedrow as the saleslady in the shop. It's a Twilight Zone type drama, but the explanation isn't of Twilight Zone character.

You'll have to see the drama to see what I mean.


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