Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond - Season 1 Episodes
“The Bride Possessed”
The nuptial visage.
“Night of April 14th”
A young Englishwoman is suddenly wracked by dreams of drowning in the ocean. She is stunned when her fiancée tells her that he has prepared a surprise honeymoon trip for them--they're sailing to New York on the passenger liner Titanic.
A set of circumstances outside the norm.
“The Dark Room”
A female photojournalist on assignment in France takes an apartment and begins to work with a somewhat mysterious male model. Thngs come to a head when she has a brush with the supernatural that could well mean her death.
“Twelve Hours to Live”
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
A recovering alcoholic returns to his family from an extended stay in rehabilitation. His sobriety is put to the test, as are his beliefs in the supernatural, when his son is trapped in a cave-in.
In 1940, a fearful Britain awaits invasion by Nazi forces. A husband and his wife, separated by their wartime assignments, suddenly dream that each is in danger, and both try frantically to see if their dream has come true.
Forewarned is forearmed.
“The Dead Part of the House”
A young girl moves into a new house with her father and aunt, and before long, she makes friends with the ghosts of three girls who reside in an upstairs nursery -- though the adults assume that her new "friends" are her three new dolls.
In the trenches in WWI, soldiers as usual are dying like flies as expected. All of a sudden the French troops drop their arms and walk very serenely away from the front. Hearing of this the generals bring them up on charges of dissertion, a capital crime. Tremaine is the advocate for their case. They don't seem to want to defend themselves for their inexplicable behavior, not in a way that makes sense. While waiting for the fateful morn, he seeks out a bottle of something special that they request as a last toast. Beckoned to the cottage of a little French boy's family, they are set upon by a German who recounts similar stories of walking away from the front all at the same time on the German side. Rushing back to HQ, Tremaine succeeds in staying the sentence at the last moment, as the officers confirm the veracity of the stories, a mystical event.
“The Devil's Laughter”
The condemned man's not for hanging.
“The Return of Mitchell Campion”
A man is known by everyone on a Caribbean island he has never visited before. Soon he too remembers, but he was in the hospital at the time of the supposed visit...
Is she, or is she not, unfaithful?
An argument between two trapeze artists results in an accident in which one is paralyzed. The other is torn by guilt and depression, until supernatural forces began to change his world.
“The Burning Girl”
Everywhere she goes, you need a fire hose.
“The Haunted U-Boat”
While on patrol during WWII, a German U-boat attempts to evade detection from the sonar of the American and British ships. But their location is repeatedly betrayed by the noise of a rhythmic banging sound caused by someone . . . or something . . . on board the submarine.
“The Image of Death”
"Let her paint an inch thick..."
“The Captain's Guests”
The Captain and Mr. & Mrs. Courtney.
A man is found innocent of his wife's murder. Her brother arrives from New Zealand and precipitates the real culprit's capture.
A jockey plays foul, and finally is brought up short.
An irrational hatred in an American tourist on the Bombay-Calcutta Mail is considered in terms of metempsychosis.