Tales from the Darkside

Season 1 Episode 17

The Tear Collector

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 1985 on
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The Tear Collector
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Prudence is a young woman who can't stop crying, but finds a peculiar way to make a profit when she meets Ambrose Cavender, a man who collects tears.

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  • A sad girl meets a man who collects tears.

    7.4
    A real oddity, this ep has an interesting cast (Jessica Harper, probably most well-known to genre fans from "Suspiria", Eric Bogosian in a bit part, and Victor Garber, currently starring in 'Alias'), a strange, almost hypnotic build-up, and a very frustrating ending. The idea of a person who collects tears to ease sadness in the world is intriguing and original, and Garber's performance has a nice blend of melancholy and sympathy. Why Harper's character turns on him in the end is mystifying, and the conclusion just doesn't make sense. Perhaps too 'soft' and sensitive a story for this series, it at least does make for thoughtful discussion, for those inclined.moreless

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