Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond - Season 2 Episodes

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Episode 1

Delusion

A man with a rare blood type is unwilling to donate his blood in order to save a girl's life, knowing that if he does he will be tormented by supernatural visions of her future.

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Episode 2

Ordeal on Locust Street

A seemingly normal family is hiding a terrible secret: their son has the features of a deformed, fish-like monster. A somewhat mysterious hypnotist with strange powers claims that he can help them, and in their desperation they enlist his aid.

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Episode 3

Brainwave

Aboard a United States ship in Japanese waters during World War II, Captain Fielding is critically injured. A hospital corpsman must perform surgery with only the radio voice of a doctor on another ship to guide him.

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Episode 4

Doomsday

A poor village woman living in ancient England is sentenced to be burned at the stake, for the natural death of her lover, the son of an Earl. She shouts out a curse that the oldest son of every generation to come of the Earl will die before the father.

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Episode 5

Night of the Kill

Under cover of darkness.

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Episode 6

The Inheritance

A washed up drunk tells how an elderly countess (to whom he was a gigolo) died wearing a beautiful necklace, as did her dowdy companion who inherited the jewelry. He was not superstitious until he gave the necklace to another woman, who went the same way.

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Episode 7

The Open Window

On a hot summer night, artist Anthony March sees a distraught woman in the apartment opposite gas herself after taking a distressing phone call, but when he goes over to the room there is nobody there.

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Episode 8

Message from Clara

A student taking night classes falls in love with his beautiful teacher. However, he begins to suspect that his dead ex-girlfriend may be using the teacher to try to communicate with him.

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Episode 9

Forked Lightning

Two men who don't know each other find that their lives are intertwined by a strange psychic connection that may end up in the deaths of both.

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Episode 10

Reunion

World War II fliers' gathering takes an unusual turn.

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Episode 11

Dead Ringer

A woman has unsettling visions of buildings set alight by an arsonist and claims that her sister, whom she has not seen for many years, is responsible. She states that she is able to will her sister to come to town, but she died many years ago in a fire.

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Episode 12

The Stone Cutter

Elderly Simon Lockhart is convinced that he will die in just a few days, because a mysterious stone cutter has already chiseled that date onto his tombstone.

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Episode 13

Father Image

Daniel Gardner's father has left him some property, including an old boarded-up burlesque house. No-one can understand why he never sold the place, until an accident causes Dan to go back in time and discover the reason.

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Episode 14

Make Me Not a Witch

A farm girl's parents are terrified when their daughter reveals that she can read minds. But a priest knows that her gifts can save two young lives.

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Episode 15

The Hand

"These five kings." (D. Thomas)

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Episode 16

The Justice Tree

A convicted killer is being escorted to his place of execution but escapes after a road accident, finding himself in a ghost town, seemingly inhabited by only a widow and her young son.

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Episode 17

Earthquake

In 1906 San Francisco, many famous people gather at a hotel to hear renowned opera singer Enrico Caruso perform. However, a bellboy at the hotel suddenly has visions of impending mass destruction and death, but he can't get anyone to listen to him.

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Episode 18

The Forests of the Night

Three friends on a hunting trip idling away a rainy day, stumble upon a mysterious Chinese game that promises to make a man what he is not, such as a mouse or a tiger. After playing the game, a mild-mannered member of the trio begins acting strangely.

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Episode 19

Call from Tomorrow

A famous actress has a complete breakdown after the death of her young daughter. After she recovers she returns home, only to be convinced that she can hear her daughter calling to her from beyond the grave.

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Episode 20

Who Are You?

In the 1900s, Laurie Warren, recovering from scarlet fever that was feared would kill her, travels to the home of a Mr. and Mrs. Mason, whose daughter has recently died and imagines that she is that daughter rejecting her parents when they come after her.

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Episode 21

The Day the World Wept—The Lincoln Story

"This dust was once the man." (Whitman)

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Episode 22

The Lovers

Evil spirits are determined to break up the romance between Otto, a patron at a Viennese tavern, and Elsa, a beautiful waitress there. But the connection between the two lovers seems to be stronger than the spirits counted on.

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Episode 23

Vanishing Point

Fred and Mary Graham rent an old house but, following an argument, Mary disappears. Fred is tried for her murder, but released for lack of evidence. He discovers that several previous occupants of the house have also mysteriously vanished without a trace!

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Episode 24

The Mask

During World War II, Lt. Wilenski bails out of a crippled plane over the Sahara Desert, but the harsh and unrelenting conditions in the desert almost result in his death.

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Episode 25

The Haunting

Suspecting his friend Peter of having an affair with his bride-to-be, Colin Chandler allows him to die following a climbing accident. However, ghostly happenings interrupt the wedding ceremony resulting in punishment for Colin and his eventual breakdown.

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Episode 26

The Explorer

In Germany in 1911, Mr. Borgner is visited by Dr. Hansen, 1 of 3 explorers who got lost in the desert the previous year and were saved and guided back to safety by Borgner's son Eric. Of course Borgner is not amused as Eric was not alive at that time.

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Episode 27

The Clown

A guilt-ridden murderer looks in a mirror and sees the image of a mute clown drawing near to throttle him.

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Episode 28

I Saw You Tomorrow

As he arrives at a large mansion, a man suddenly has a vision of a woman being murdered. Later, he is stunned to see the woman he saw in the vision show up as a guest at the estate.

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Episode 29

Encounter

A small construction crew is set on edge when a pilot and his plane suddenly disappear, his last radio message frantically reporting a mountain descending from the clouds and coming right at him.

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Episode 30

The Peter Hurkos Story (1)

Peter Hurkos, a resistance fighter in Denmark during World War II, awakens from a coma and discovers that he not only has psychic powers, but that he can see the good or evil in someone simply by touching them. Soon he is using his powers to help track down a crazed killer.

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Episode 31

The Peter Hurkos Story (2)

Following his experiences Hurkos begins to work with parapsychologist Dr Lindsteom and the police and is credited with assisting in the capture of real-life serial killers. Hurkos himself finally appears on screen.

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Episode 32

Delia

A man disillusioned with life meets the woman of his dreams on a tropical island. When she suddenly disappears his life begins to spiral out of control, and in his desperation he begins to believe he is having encounters with the supernatural.

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Episode 33

The Visitor

Alcoholic Ellen Grayson summons her husband Harry to her house to announce their marriage is over, after which he crashes his car. Ellen is then visited by a man, an exact double of a younger Harry.

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Episode 34

Gypsy

A convict who has just escaped from prison meets up with a mysterious gypsy, who convinces him that it is best for him to return to the prison. The convict soon begins to realize that the there was quite a bit more to the gypsy than at first appeared.

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Episode 35

Contact

A hands-on approach.

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Episode 36

The Lonely Room

The presence of absence.

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Episode 37

House of the Dead

British Lieutenant Fraser, stationed in Hong Kong, is returning home to England and wants to take with him his Chinese fiancée, but she disappears hours before their departure. Lt. Fraser sets out to find her and encounters even more mysterious people.

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Episode 38

Goodbye Grandpa

A brother and sister are devastated by the death of their grandfather, to whom they were inordinately close. However, they soon begin to suspect that he may be trying to contact them from beyond the grave.

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Episode 39

The Storm

Three years after the death of artist Pedro Castera, his painting The Storm is unveiled as being recently completely. It turns out that the ghost of Pedro enabled one of the villagers to complete the work for him.