#71. NBC syndication. "The Case Of M. Valdemar". A physician claims he can prevent death by hypnosis. Monsieur Valdemar desperately seeks the expertise of a medical hypnotist for the sake of his dying wife Maria... and the rather eccentric Dr. Foissant answers the call with dramatic results. Even though his license has been revoked Dr Foissant has been perfecting his techniques and now with the added opportunity to prove his abilities to his peers and seemingly prolong the life of Maria Valdemar indefinitely he eagerly performs his art. Although unable to physically recover from her illness it appears Maria's hypnotized spirit lives on... but it seems this life is not one of peace but one of purgatory! With a once again desperate Monsieur Valdemar begging his assistance Dr Foissant is now compelled to try to bring Maria from this apparently hellish trance. But what terrible fate awaits Maria if Dr Foissant succeeds and what terrible fate awaits Dr. Foissant he fails?
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.