Picks and Pans Review: Caroline?

updated 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Sun. April 29, 9 P.M. ET)


Some 15 years after she was assumed to have died in a plane crash, a young woman (Stephanie Zimbalist) reappears shortly before a large inheritance is to be disbursed. Her wealthy father (George Grizzard) has since taken a second wife (Pamela Reed), who is understandably skeptical about the identity of her "new" stepdaughter.

Zimbalist's wily performance keeps you guessing, Grizzard is excellent, Patricia Neal has a delicious cameo, and there's a nicely conceived relationship between the two children from the second marriage (Shawn Phelan and Jenny Jacobs). But the mystery, set in the 1960s, is like an old grandfather clock: opulent and finely crafted, but ticking along rather too deliberately for this digital age.

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