Madame Myra foretells in a tarot card reading that her client Charlie will come into a lot of money...but die shortly afterwards. Although she does not find him attractive she marries him ... See full summary »

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Madame Myra foretells in a tarot card reading that her client Charlie will come into a lot of money...but die shortly afterwards. Although she does not find him attractive she marries him in the hopes of becoming a wealthy widow after the prophecy comes true. He does indeed come into money and die soon afterwards but, unfortunately for her, she is not there to see it happen. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Susan Strasberg and Max Gail shine, and so does Kenneth Tigar
15 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Susan Strasberg, who died too early in 1999, and Max Gail play the lead roles in this American episode of Tales of the Unexpected. It has a typical New York feel to it and the background music is something similar to the 70s detective dramas from the USA. Susan was the daughter of the great method actor Lee Strasberg.

Also worth highlighting is the performance of Kenneth Tigar as the Attorney who informs Susan's character of her $350,000 inheritance. In those days, $350,000 was a lot of dough, as it is now of course. Kenneth is also a German translator, so he's quite multi-talented.

The episode has a bit of a twist and it's quite gruesome, to be expected in the Tales of the Unexpected universe. There's a claustrophobic feel to this episode, when you see Susan and Max crammed into their apartment which has a backyard by the way. The backyard plays a key scene in the denouement.


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