The Veil (1958– )
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The Crystal Ball 

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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Host / Andre Giraud
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Edmond Valier
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Marie Montcour
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Charles Montcour (as Leonard Penn)
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Philippe Jussard
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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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1958 (USA)  »

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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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I Can See Clearly Now!
4 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is something lacking in these episodes. In this one, a writer is told by the love of his life that she is marrying his editor. She is quite blunt, telling him it is strictly about money. She wants to be kept by a rich man and live in luxury. She says they can still be friends, but he is crushed. To make matters worse, she gifts him a crystal ball in parting. Soon he is overcome with writer's block, holing up in his rooms with no productivity. His uncle, played by Karloff, tries to get him off the schneid, but he is totally depressed. One day he looks into the crystal ball and sees that his beloved is having an affair, under the editor's nose. Of course, as is the case with so many supernatural, psychological stories, no one else can see what he sees. The ending is utterly anticlimactic, drifting off to nowhere.


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