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An accident-prone woman believes that her neighbor is a witch, and has been using her powers to curse her and win the Ladies Lodge election.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Friday November 02nd, 1990

Director: Brad Turner
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury


  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Jayne Eastwood
As Elmira Brown
Recurring
Sally Kellerman
As Clara Goodwater

Co-Guest Stars
Bartley Bard
As Sam Brown
Main Cast

Recap

Sam Brown is delivering the mail when Clara Goodwater raises up off of the lawn and asks if he has the most recent of the books she's ordered. Sam admits he doesn't and quickly runs off...

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Episode Notes
Based on the story "Exorcism" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Bradbury's collection Dandelion Wine (1957).

Filming location: Calgary

The Sweet Adelines, a woman's choir playing the role of the Ladies Lodge, receives a special thanks in the end credits.



Episode Quotes
Clara Goodwater: Did you ever read Shakespeare? There's little stage directions in there. "Alarums and Excursions." That's you, Elmira. Alarums and excursions. Now you get on home before I read the bumps on your head and predict gas for you at night.

Elmira Brown: I simply refuse to lie down and die.
Sam Brown: What's that, 'Mira?
Elmira Brown: I won't die.
Sam Brown: That's what I always claimed.



Analysis
Changes from the short story:

* The Ladies Lodge members do not sing in chorus in the story.
* The ending hints that Clara actually is a witch, a conclusion not shown or suggested in the story.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerJonathan Goodwill
ProducerTom Cox  |  Pamela Meekings-Stewart  |  Doug Macleod (3)
Production DesignerScott Dobbie
EditorDoug Forbes
CastingLeslie Swan  |  Susan Forrest  |  Mary Ann Barton
First Assistant DirectorKelsey Howard
Second Assistant DirectorAndy Price (2)
MusicGeorge Blondheim
Costume DesignerWendy Partridge
Make-upAl Magallon
GripJohn Adshead
Key GripOstap Toroshenko
Set DecoratorJan Goodine
Location ManagerMurray Ord
Transportation CoordinatorColeman Robinson
Property MasterDean Goodine
Construction CoordinatorWarren Simmons
Production CoordinatorNancy Gullett  |  Steve D'Onofrio
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt
GafferBruno Bittner
Director of PhotographyJohn Spooner
Production SecretaryJoan Kingsmith
Production ManagerLynne Bespflug
Sound EditorAlan Hardiman  |  Jim Hopkins  |  Arnie Stewart
Special EffectsMaurice Routly  |  Lee Routly
Dubbing MixerAllen Ormerod  |  Todd B. Warren
Sound RecordistGeorge Tarrant
Third Assistant DirectorEnid Sigurjonsson
Boom OperatorKelly Zomber
Production AccountantMarilyn Moyer
Transportation CaptainDennis Pugh
Wardrobe AssistantJan Kimber
Best BoyJim Gregor
Executive In Charge Of ProductionFern Field
Dolly GripCarey Toner
ContinuityKaren Bedard
Focus PullerRichard Zyp
HairIloe Flewelling
Still PhotographerDouglas Curran
 
Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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