Loretta Young Show

Season 5 Episode 21

Time of Decision

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 23, 1958 on NBC
3.1
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In caring for her mentally ill sister, over-protective Ruth has always refused any professional assistance. A frightening incident makes her think she can no longer do it alone.

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  • Ruth Pierce, is a widowed draftsman newly employed at architectural firm. Ruth has also newly acquired her 16 year old kid sister who is apparently suffering from an unnamed mental illness. It takes the head architect to help Ruth make her decision.moreless

    3.1
    This episode is one of the few that I didn't like. The writing was choppy and a bit irritating. The mental illness was lightly touched upon and I assume was meant to be schizophrenia due to the age of the sister, (Luana Anders). Of course, I realize that little was known about the illness in 1958, but the symptoms could have been explored a little more in the writing. The sister seemed to be "wrapped in sin" during these bouts. And in the end when the head architect, (and also love interest), talks Ruth, (Loretta Young), into making her sister see a doctor, the writing is abrupt and forced. All the while, I was waiting for the mention of mental institution. Ruth's big decision was to see a doctor! I didn't buy it. Also, Loretta's quote at the end seemed inappropriate..."Hate the sin but love the sinner."moreless

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