The Veil (1958– )
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The Doctors 

"Dr. Angelo Marcabienti", returns home to the small Italian village he grew up in his. His father, also a doctor, is old and tired and "Angelo" wants him to retire and move to the city to ... See full summary »

Director:

George Waggner (as george waGGner)

Writers:

David Evans (teleplay by), Frank P. Bibas (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Carlo Marcabienti
Tony Travis Tony Travis ... Dr. Angelo Marcabienti
Argentina Brunetti ... Maria
Elvira Curci Elvira Curci ... Mother Bianchi
Ernest Sarracino ... Father Bianchi
Bruno Della Santina Bruno Della Santina ... Guiseppe
Domenick Delgarde Domenick Delgarde ... Toni
Inez Palange Inez Palange ... Grandmother
Dominica Hauser Dominica Hauser ... Neighbor
Lauren Perreau Lauren Perreau ... Francesca (as Laurie Perreau)
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"Dr. Angelo Marcabienti", returns home to the small Italian village he grew up in his. His father, also a doctor, is old and tired and "Angelo" wants him to retire and move to the city to live with him, but the townspeople won't let him. When the elder doctor is called to the home of a patient, "Angelo" attends to another patient, but the family won't allow him to operate until the "real" doctor arrives. Will the elder "Marcabienti" arrive in time? Look "Behind The Veil" to find out! Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some syndicated cable stations broadcast this episode under the alternate title "The Medieval Healer." See more »

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Atmosperic Fourth "The Veil" Episode

"The Veil" 1958 is a series that sounds like the show of a Classic Horror fan's dreams: None other than the great Boris Karloff narrates mysterious stories about the 'unexplainable, which lies behind the veil' in 10 episodes. And "The Veil" is a treat for lovers of classic spookiness indeed. The episodes do differ in quality, of course, some of them ("The Ripper", "Summer Heat") are creepy and atmospheric, others ("Genesis") are quite cheesy, but the entire series is very entertaining. This fourth episode, "The Doctors" is a very atmospheric one. Yet, it is not among the best episodes of the series. The story revolves around Dr. Carlo Marcabienti (Kaloff), a country doctor whom the people of a remote Italian village rely on, and his son Angelo, who is also a doctor. In a stormy night, both father and son have to get out in order to help the sick of the village... This episode delivers a nice little story and a nice atmosphere, and yet I somehow had the feeling they could have made more out of it. This could have been a lot better with some more time than 25 minutes, or if the 25 minutes had been used slightly more effectively. Still, this is a moody and more than worthwhile episode to the series. Recommended.


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