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Hosted by John Newland  (filmed in the USA)
 Season 3a (ABC)(fall 1960)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


 

############### One Step Beyond ##############

############## season 3a fall 1960 ##############

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ABC Tuesdays 10:00 pm Eastern  (35 episodes)

 

3.01 One Step Beyond: TIDAL WAVE

prod no. 2969

30Aug1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Jean Allison ............. Mrs. Margaret North

Dennis Patrick ........... Emmet North

William Schallert ........ Dick Webb

Cliff Hall ............... Captain Thomas Powers

William Quinn ............ Captain H.L. Morgan

Ted Knight ........ Woodruff

William Swan ....... Lenny

Larry Burrell ....... Radio Announcer

Synopsis:
A drama about the calamity which struck Hawaii a few months ago.

Mrs. Margaret North is polio-ridden and confined to a wheel chair. With the

tidal wave rolling toward her house, and her telephone useless, the neighbors

can't hear her terrified cries for help. Then a former Navy officer,

Thomas Powers, responds to an unspoken plea. [RF]

 

3.02 One Step Beyond: ANNIVERSARY OF A MURDER

prod no.

27Sep1960 ABC Tue

One Step Beyond - Anniversary Of Murder 1/4 (1960)

One Step Beyond - Anniversary Of Murder 2/4 (1960)

One Step Beyond - Anniversary Of Murder 3/4 (1960)

One Step Beyond - Anniversary Of Murder 4/4 (1960)

written by Collier Young

story by Fred Remington

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Harry Townes ............. Gerard Simms

Randy Stuart ............. Frances Hillier

Amzie Strickland ......... Miss Welles

Alexander Lockwood

Synopsis:

In the midst of an adulterous relationship, a successful business man and

his mistress are driving home one night when they accidentally cause the death

of young bicyclists on a lonely road. They desperately try to cover up the tragedy

. . . but the dead man has other ideas . [RF]

 

3.03 One Step Beyond: THE DEATH WALTZ

prod no. 2966

04Oct1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Elizabeth Montgomery ..... Lillie Clarke

Joe Cronin ............... Lt. Henry Buchanan

Ed Prentiss .............. Colonel Clarke

K.T. Stevens ............. Bernice Clarke

Robert Sampson ........... Lt. Eustace Fairchild

 

3.04 One Step Beyond: THE RETURN

prod no. 2968

11Oct1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Dick Davalos ............. Cpl. Fred Cossage

Jack Mullaney ............ Capt. Young Blood

Charles Gray ............. Sgt. Kirsch

Chris Winters ............ Lt. Heinmetz

Rex Holman ............... Private Atley

Harry Harvey Jr.

 

3.05 One Step Beyond: IF YOU SEE SALLY

prod no. 2970

18Oct1960 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 25Jul61)

Guest cast:

Anne Whitfield ........... Sally Willis

George Mitchell .......... Mr. Ellis

Mary Lou Taylor .......... Mrs. Ellis

Pat McCaffrie ............ Truck Driver

Harry Jackson ............ Ray Markey

Bernard Kates ....... Bus Driver

Rusty Lane ........ Mr. Casey

Synopsis:
Her father blames her for the accidental death of her brother, so Sally Ellis

leaves home. Then Mr. Ellis relents and asks Sally to return. She decides to

hitchhike back - in a blinding rainstorm over treacherous roads. [RF]

 

3.06 One Step Beyond: MOMENT OF HATE

prod no.

25Oct1960 ABC Tue

written by Charles Larson

story by David Peltz

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Joanne Linville .......... Karen Wadsworth

John Kellogg ............. Dr. Martin Llewellyn

Linda Lawson ............. Joyce Chapman

James Milhollin .......... Dr. Roman

Synopsis:
Ambitious career woman, Karen Wadsworth wishes her rival dead and the wish becomes a reality. [RF]

 

3.07 One Step Beyond: TO KNOW THE END

prod no. 2972

01Nov1960 ABC Tue ABC Tue (rebroadcast 01Aug61)

Guest cast:

Ellen Willard ............ Emily

Sally Fraser ............. Ann

Noel Drayton ............. Officer

Alex Davion .............. Harry

James Forrest ............ Sergeant

Anthony Eustrel .......... Doctor

Jean Fenwick ............. Nurse

Synopsis 1:

A woman has a vision of meeting a man, marrying him, and then watching

him die in a battle. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An English librarian named Emily, and Ann, her American friend, are vacationing in France

when Emily has a vision - an English captain is killed in a battle on French soil. [RF]

 

3.08 One Step Beyond: THE TRAP

prod no. 2976

15Nov1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Mike Kellin .............. Domenic DiNovio/Frederick Gibbs

Alex Gerry ............... Dr. Barnes

Ruth Storey .............. Florence DiNovio

Jeanne Bates ............. Edna Gibbs

Francis DeSales .......... Sam Harkness

Bert Remsen .............. Priest

Joan Dupuis .............. Elevator Girl

 

3.09 One Step Beyond: THE VOICE

prod no. 2975

22Nov1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Robert Lansing ........... Jared Corning

Luana Anders ............. Joan Goss

Paul Genge ............... Tom Goss

Carl Benton Reid ......... Brian Christopher

David Lewis

Harry Strang

 

3.10 One Step Beyond: THE PROMISE

prod no. 2973

29Nov1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

William Shatner .......... Carl Bremer

Deidre Owen .............. Lois Bremer

Ben Wright ............... Captain George Davis

Leslie Denison ........... Doctor

Queenie Leonard .......... Nurse O'Brien

Peter Gordon ............. Colonel

Kort Falkenberg .......... German Prisoner

Guy Kingsford ............ Newsman

with

Mollie Roden, Lester Matthews

Synopsis:
Carl Bremer's after hours work is deactivating unexploded bombs in postwar London.

 Then his wife becomes pregnant and he promises to give up the job.

 But there is just one more bomb! [RF]

 

3.11 One Step Beyond: TONIGHT AT 12:17!

prod no. 2979

06Dec1960 ABC Tue

written by Larry Marcus

story by Jane Anna Pritchard

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Peggy Ann Garner ......... Laura Perkins

John Lasell .............. John Perkins

Jack Lester .............. Doctor

Gene Lyons ............... Sam Blake

David DeHaven ............ Frank

Barbara Bell Wright ...... Nurse

Synopsis:

A pregnant woman keeps experiencing the same nightmare over and over:

on a specific day at a specific time, a plane will crash through the roof of her house. [RF]

 

3.12 One Step Beyond: WHERE ARE THEY?

prod no. 2981

13Dec1960 ABC Tue

written by Gabrielle Upton

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Philip Pine .............. Harry Call

Joan Tompkins ............ Jenny Call

Alan Dexter .............. Towers

John Alvin ............... Bradley

Robert Williams .......... Joe Tomlinson

Herb Petterson ........... Garner

Jason Johnson ............ Colonel Willis

Richard Devon ............ Charles Elton

Harlan Warde ............. Commander Phillips

Addison Richards ......... Cabinet Secretary

Charles Keane ............ Carter

Roy Sickner .............. Frank

Synopsis:

Stones fall on Chico, California; a man goes to Washington, D.C with

effervescent tablets that turn water into fuel for automobiles. [RF]

 

3.13 One Step Beyond: LEGACY OF LOVE

prod no. 2965

20Dec1960 ABC Tue

One Step Beyond : Legacy of Love (Part 1 of 3)

One Step Beyond : Legacy of Love (Part 2 of 3)

One Step Beyond : Legacy of Love (Part 3 of 3)

Guest cast:

Norma Crane .............. Marianne Darelle

Charles Aidman ........... Norman Bromley

Barbara Eiler ............ Mrs. Bromley

Joe McGuinn .............. Station Master

Jon Lormer ............... Resident

Alfred Hopson ............ Taxi Driver

Louise Lorimer ........... Mrs. Darelle

Olan Soule ............... Conductor

Ollie O'Toole ............ Baggage Handler

Synopsis:
Marianne Darelle plans to go to Woodmere, a seaside resort, for her vacation.

She is sold a ticket to Seaside instead. She exchanges the ticket, but still ends up in Seaside! [RF]

 

3.14 One Step Beyond: RENDEZVOUS

prod no. 2971

27Dec1960 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Georgann Johnson ......... Kate Maxwell

Donald Murphy ............ Fred Summers

H.M. Wynant .............. William Cooper

Warren Kemmerling ........ Lt. Walton

K.L. Smith ............... Plainclothesman

Fred Coby ................ Policeman

 

3.15 One Step Beyond: THE EXECUTIONER

prod no. 2967

03Jan1961 ABC Tue

written by Bob & Wanda Duncan

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Buzz Martin .............. Jess Bradley

Crahan Denton ............ Col. Martin

Tom Middleton ............ Sgt. Evans

Will J. White ............ Corporal

Don Ross ................. Pickets

Jeremy Slate ............. Captain Adams

Synopsis:
Jess Bradley, a teenage Confederate soldier, is separated from

his outfit and stumbles into a Yankee camp. But an ambitious

Union officer refuses to treat him as a routine prisoner of war.  [TA]
(Syndicated re-run: 31Jan66 on WPIX-11, NYC, Monday 11:30pm)

 

3.16 One Step Beyond: THE LAST ROUND

prod no. 2974

10Jan1961 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Charles Bronson .......... Yank Dawson

Felix Deebank ............ Chipper White

Ronald Long .............. Sanderson

Wally Cassell ............ Collins

Gordon Richards .......... Doctor

Stewart Taylor ........... Alfie Jones

John Indrisano ........... Boxer

Synopsis:

A former heavyweight champion appears to save a boxing match during the blitz. [RF]

 

3.17 One Step Beyond: DEAD MAN'S TALE

prod no. 2983

17Jan61 ABC Tue

Written by Merwin Gerard

Directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Lonny Chapman ............ Philip Werris

Jean Engstrom ............ Jan Werris

Lucy Prentiss ............ Mrs. Barton

Walter Reed .............. Robert Barton

Charles Seel ............. Proprietor

Charles Tannen ........... Hotel Manager

Synopsis 1:

A FORMER REPORTER CHECKS INTO A RUNDOWN HOTEL AND FINDS A BOOK

ABOUT TWO BROTHERS WHO WERE KILLED IN THE BACKWOODS OF CANADA.

HE DREAMS ABOUT WRITING AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE MEN AND SELLING TO A

NEWSPAPER. THE WIFE OF ONE OF THE DEAD MEN SHOWS UP AND ASKS THE

REPORTER TO FIND HER HUSBAND. [SC]

Synopsis 2:

Former newsman Phillip Werris and his wife Jan face poverty, when their

attempt at farming fails. Werris, in desperation, sits down to write some free-lance

articles for his old paper, and does so - in his sleep. [RF]

 

3.18 One Step Beyond: THE SACRED MUSHROOM

prod no. 2984

24Jan1961 ABC Tue

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (1/4)

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (2/4)

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (3/4)

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (4/4)

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

John Newland .... Himself

Collier Young ..... Himself

Dr. Andrija Puharish, M.D. .... Himself

Synopsis:
"The Sacred Mushroom" is a variety said to give the power of

extrasensory perception to those who eat it. Filmed on location are
religious rites of the Chatino Indians in Mexico, who use the mushrooms
as part of their ritual.  [TA]
(Syndicated re-run: 1Feb66 on WPIX-11, NYC, Tuesday 11:30pm)

 

3.19 One Step Beyond: THE GIFT

prod no. 2980

31Jan1961 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Betty Garde .............. Lola

Scott Marlowe ............ Mario

Mary Sinclair ............ Maude Gillespie

 

3.20 One Step Beyond: PERSONS UNKNOWN

prod no. 2982

07Feb1961 ABC Tue

written by Larry Marcus

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

David J. Stewart ......... Dr. Atl

Jay Novello .............. Carlos Gonzalez

Robert Carricart ......... Captain Alvarez

Rodolfo Acosta ........... Colonel Ferrero

Argentina Brunetti ....... Maria Gonzalez

Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ........ Gomez

Danny Bravo .............. Jorge

Martin Garralage ...... Medical Examiner

David Renard ....... Soldier

Synopsis:

Dr. Atl is exonerated from a murder charge during the Mexican Revolution

by a death mask revealing a monster's grip. [RF]

 

3.21 One Step Beyond: NIGHT OF DECISION

prod no. 2964

21Feb1961 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Robert Douglas ........... George Washington

Richard Hale ............. Otumcas

Donald Buka .............. Marquis de Lafayette

Ken Drake ................ Major Warren

Dehl Berti ............... Gypsy

with

Richard Tyler, Steve Franken, Arthur Hanson

 

################ the UK episodes ##################

   Production moves to

    Associated-British Elstree Studios, London, England

       for the final 13 episodes

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