"Isabel" is a rather middling entry that starts out well, but eventually peters out. Bradford Dillman plays drifter Howard Clements, passing a spinsterish, plain looking woman in the street wearing glasses, who pauses to look back after him, before he trips and falls by the road. A short time later, a police officer (Don Marshall) arrests Clements on an assault charge levied by the same woman, Isabel Smith (Barbara Barrie), and winds up serving two years in prison, all the while protesting his innocence. Once he gets out, he steals $13,000 to open a music shop back in the same town where Isabel lives, and soon begins to date her, alarming the local police lieutenant (Edmon Ryan) and his sergeant (Dabney Coleman). The unlikely pair decide to marry but the honeymoon seems destined to be shortlived. The fine cast includes Doris Lloyd, Forrest Lewis, Walter Woolf King, and Les Tremayne, sadly appearing in a single scene as Howard's legal counsel. Barbara Barrie may be best remembered as the wife of Hal Linden on BARNEY MILLER.
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