The Veil: Season 1, Episode 5

The Crystal Ball (1958)

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A flighty French girl leaves her lover, a young writer, to marry his boss. As a parting gift, she gives him an ornamental crystal ball. This is a distraction, since the crystal shows him ... See full summary »

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A flighty French girl leaves her lover, a young writer, to marry his boss. As a parting gift, she gives him an ornamental crystal ball. This is a distraction, since the crystal shows him scenes of her carrying on with other men behind her new husband's back. Written by hutch48

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One of 4 episodes compiled for the feature "The Veil" - the others were "The Doctor," "Summer Heat," and "Vision of Crime." See more »

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Clairvoyance and Uncle Karloff - Entertaining Episode of "The Veil"
6 October 2008 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of Classic Horror cinema, I find the entire "The Veil" series highly entertaining, especially since it is hosted by none other than the great Horror-deity Boris Karloff (one of the most brilliant actors ever in cinema). The entire series is highly recommendable to Horror/Mystery buffs, but it must be said that the individual episodes do differ in quality. Some episodes (such as "Jack The Ripper") are excellent, others (such as "Genesis") are quite cheesy (but nonetheless fun). This fifth episode, "The Crystal Ball" is not one of the best episodes in the show, in fact it may be one of the lesser, but it nonetheless guarantees a highly entertaining 25 minutes for a lover of Classic spooks. A Paris writer is devastated when his fiancée leaves him for his publisher. She gives him a crystal ball as a goodbye present, which turns out to have clairvoyant abilities... A classic paranormal theme - the ability to see things with the help of crystal balls - is delivered entertainingly in this episode. Karloff plays a small, but fun role, and he is brilliant as always. The rest of the performances are also good. While the episode is never eerie or atmospheric it is fun to watch, and a worthwhile entry to the series overall.


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