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The Ray Bradbury Theater: Some Live Like Lazarus

A boy meets a girl at a holiday resort, and romance blossoms as they reunite there every summer. However, his mother forbids their marriage, so he suggests they wed on the event of her death.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x14
Airdate: Saturday October 24th, 1992

Director: Peter Sharp
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

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Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Yvonne Lawley
As Mother
Noel Trevarthen
As Roger (age 60)
Katie Wolfe
As Anna (age 18-22)
Kristin Darragh
As Anna (age 10-12)
Leon Woods
As Roger (age 10-12)
Greer Robson
As Carol
Deborah Katherine
As Hotel Maid
Main Cast


A visitor approaches a woman, Anna, sitting on a porch at a resort, and the woman talks about how she's been waiting 40 years for a murder to occur, and has waited for years to see the murderer appear on stage. Anna points out a man, Roger, who pulls up in a car and gets out a wheelchair. An old woman, his mother, demands that he hurry up and get her out. Anna notes that every year has been the same, and wonders if this will be the year that Roger commits murder...

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Episode Notes
Based on the Ray Bradbury short story "Some Live Like Lazarus" also know as "Very Late in the Evening". This story was first published in Playboy (December 1960).

Roger recites "Bending the Bow," by Robert Duncan.

Episode Quotes
Anna: Oh, there you are. You want to hear about the murder, don't you? How I've waited for 40 years for it to happen. Hoping, as only a woman can hope. It should have happened sooner. It never did. Damn, it's a long way to death. But we've always had time. There was a time when all those chairs were full, and the people in them saw what I saw, but didn't notice. A long time ago, they saw the murderer, but didn't know that he was one. And I've sat in this theater waiting for the killer to appear on stage. There he is. A son. And their big funeral car, here for their annual Greenwood summer. And now watch this future murderer, this honorable son, reach into the funeral car and lug out the window dummy. That ancient sashay of bones and talcum powder dust that is named, surely as a joke, "Mother."

Changes from the short story:

* Anna Marie's name is shorted to Anna.
* Roger doesn't recite "Bending the Bow."
* The original poem that Bradbury wrote and that Anna Marie recites in the short story (and is the basis for the episode's title) isn't mentioned here.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerDon Reynolds
ProducerTom Cotter (1)  |  Chris Bailey (3)  |  Mary Kahn
Production DesignerRon Highfield
EditorChris Gurr
CastingSusan Forrest  |  Marianne Willison  |  Darlene Kaplan
Line ProducerJanine Dickens
First Assistant DirectorGeorge Lyle
Second Assistant DirectorPhee Phanshell
Music SupervisorDavid Greene (4)
Costume DesignerNgila Dickson
Make-upTrish Cohen
Key GripKevin Donovan
Camera OperatorPeter McCaffrey
Location ManagerLisa Kissin
Production CoordinatorJane Lindsay
Assistant EditorRob Jayne
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt  |  Johannes Konigstorfer
GafferIan Beale
Director of PhotographyMatt Bowkett
Production SecretaryLynn Hargreaves
Art DirectorJennifer Ward
Post Production CoordinatorJane Crust  |  Steve D'Onofrio
Sound RecordistGraham Morris (2)
Third Assistant DirectorSarah Miln
Boom OperatorMyk Farmer
Production AccountantSally Campbell
Sound SupervisorJohn McKay (3)
Wardrobe AssistantEmily Carter
Best BoyMark Smith (3)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionNicholas Wry
Production ExecutiveRick Weaver (2)
Unit ManagerPeta Sinclair
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDel Mehes
Assistant To The ProducerNikki Walker
ContinuityRowena Yalland
Focus PullerFred Renata
HairTrish Cohen
ComposerChris Dedrick
Construction ManagerPhil Chitty
Wardrobe SupervisorGavin McLean
Still PhotographerKen George  |  Geoff Short
Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater season 6 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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