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Name That Trauma :: Prospero of Caliban’s Revenge on an Aborted Burning

March 28th, 2010 by aunt john · 1 Comment

Prospero here from Caliban’s Revenge. Love your site and visit it every day and finally decided to see if you can help me figure this one out. When I was a kid, I caught this scene on T.V. in the early ‘70s:

A young girl (maybe 12) in ’50s or ’60s clothing is tied to a stake atop a pile of wood while a friend stands by. The girl tied at the stake is begging her friend to burn her at the stake, because she is sure she’s a witch. The horrified friend refuses, no matter how much the girl begs her.

The scene was played very seriously, with ominous music. I think my mother may have made me change the channel, because I have no idea what happened next. I don’t know if this was a scene from a movie or a T.V. show, but it’s stuck with me all these years. I would love to know what it’s from so I can maybe revisit it and see what happens next.

Keep up the great work!

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  • 1 AsatNo Gravatar // Apr 2, 2010 at 2:33 am

    To me that sounds like something from “The Amanda Show”, but if it was serious then I’d suggest rooting around in the various dramas tagged with “burned at the stake” on IMDB –
    http://www.imdb.com/keyword/burned-at-the-stake/

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