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Ghost Story (1972)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:

Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Tim <Chicagotolasvega@aol.com>

references:

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Videos: Scott <magussxxx_2000@yahoo.com>

 

GHOST STORY

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William Castle production in association with Screen Gems

a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

for

NBC (Fridays 9:00 pm EST)

Executive Producer William Castle / Produced by Joel Rogosin

 

US Thriller Anthology series 1972 pilot + 13  episodes  x 60 min color  (Ghost Story)

 

Hosted by

Sebastian Cabot as Winston Essex  (episodes 01-13)

 

Mid-season the title was changed from 'Ghost Story' to 'Circle Of Fear'

  the host disappeared, and the themes were not necessarily supernatural thereafter. 

 

'Ghost Story: Circle of Fear' theme music by  Billy Goldenberg

 

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   THE NEW HOUSE (pilot)

       17Mar72 

       (shown as half of the NBC TV movie "Double Play")

       Written by Richard Matheson

       Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey

       guest stars

       Barbara Parkins ............... Eileen Travis

       David Birney .................. John Travis

       Jeanette Nolan ................ Mrs. Ramsey

       Sam Jaffe ..................... DeWitt

       Ivor Francis .................. priest

       John Garwood .................. Sgt. Booth

       Allyn Ann McLerie ............. Miss Tate

       Caitlin Wyles ................. Thomasina Barros

    Synopsis:

   A young family purchases a house that is standing on a site where an

    innocent woman was unjustly hanged.  The woman's spirit eventually

    takes over the family's newborn daughter

 

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             NBC Fridays 9:00 pm Eastern

 

  [01] Ghost Story: THE DEAD WE LEAVE BEHIND

       15Sep72 NBC Fri

        Written by Robert Specht

        Directed by Paul Stanley

       guest stars

Jason Robards, Jr. ............ Elliot Brent

Stella Stevens .................... Joanna Brent

Jack Kelly .................... Motorist

John McLiam ................... Titus Paul

Burr Smidt ............. Jud

Skip Ward ............................. Tommy Harper

Hayden Rorke ............... Newsman

Synopsis:

A forest ranger and his wife have a television that can predict the future, including the wife's accidental death.

 

  [02] Ghost Story: THE CONCRETE CAPTAIN

       22Sep72 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Story by Elizabeth Walter / Teleplay by Jimmy Sangster

       Directed by Richard Donner

       director of photography: Bill Butler

       music by Robert Prince

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot .......... Winston Essex

       guest stars

       Stuart Whitman ................ Ed Lucas

       Gena Rowlands ................. Kate Lucas

       Walter Burke .............. Daniel

       Eugenia Stewart .............. Katherine

       Glenn Wilder ................. Captain

       Lloyd Gough ................ Doctor

    Synopsis:

    The spirit of a dead sea captain buried in concrete on the seashore haunts two tourists.

 

  [03] Ghost Story: AT THE CRADLE FOOT

       29Sep72 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Written by Anthony Lawrence

       Directed by Don McDougall

       director of photography: Bill Butler

       music by Robert Prince

       host

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       James Franciscus ............ Paul Dovep

       Elizabeth Ashley ................. Karen Dovep

       Meg Foster ............ Julie

       Jeremy Slate ........... Norris

       Karl Swenson ................. Ed Barnes

       George McAllister, Jr. ........ Raphael, Jr.

       Lori Busk .................... Emily Dovep as a girl

       Lisa James ........................ Emily Dovep as a woman

      Synopsis:

    A father learns that changing events because he dreams that his

    daughter is murdered twenty years later makes things even worse.

 

  [04] Ghost Story: BAD CONNECTION

       06Oct72 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Written by John McGreevey

       Directed by Walter Doniger

       director of photography: Emmett Bergholz

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Karen Black ................... Barbara Shepherd

       Michael Tolan ....... Keith Norton

       Kaz Garas .......... Phil Briggs

       Skip Homeier .............. Steve

       Curt Conway .................. Prescott

       Med Flory ..................... Ed Talbot

       Ellen Geer .................... Marian

       Sandra Deel ................... Angie

       James A. Watson, Jr. .......... Sgt. Appleton

       Florida Friebus ............... Mrs. Prescott

       Larry Fleischman .............. mailboy

      Synopsis:

 A young widow receives warnings from her dead husband over the telephone.

 

  [05] Ghost Story: THE SUMMER HOUSE

       13Oct72 NBC Fri

       Written by Seeleg Lester

       Directed by Leo Penn

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot       

       guest stars

       Carolyn Jones ................. Martha Alcott

       Steve Forrest ................. Andrew Alcott

       William Windom ................ Charlie Pender

       Robert Mandan ................. Walter Jerrold

       Darlene Conley ................ Ruth Jerrold

       Regis Toomey .................. Sam Streeter

       Harvey Fisher ................. Plumber

       Wayne Heffley ................. Postman

     Synopsis:

A well located in the basement keeps coming open thanks to a spirit living in a summer vacation home.

 

  [06] Ghost Story: ALTER-EGO

       27Oct72 NBC Fri

       Teleplay by Stanley Ellin / Story by D.C Fontana (of Star Trek fame)

       Directed by David Lowell Rich

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Helen Hayes ................... Miss Gilden

       Michael-James Wixted .......... Robert

       Collin Wilcox-Horne ........... Molly Cameron

       Charles Aidman ................ Jack Cameron

       Geoffrey Horne ................ Mr. Harkness

       Janet MacLachlan .............. Mrs. Dillon

       Phyllis Love .................. Joan Howard

       Gene Andrusco ................. Davey

  Synopsis:

A young boy creates a doppelganger because he is bored and ill.

 Unfortunately, the doppelganger almost destroys him until he is rescued

by the spirit of the chess-playing teacher his doppelganger killed. 

 

  [07] Ghost Story: HALF A DEATH

       03Nov72 NBC Fri

       Written by Henry Sleasar

       Directed by Les Martinson

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Pamela Franklin ............... Christina/Lisa

       Signe Hasso ................... Mrs. Eliscu

       Eleanor Parker ................ Paula

       Andrew Duggan ................. Jeremy

       Tod Andrews ................... Andrew Burgress

       Stephen Brooks ................ Ethan

       Taylor Lacher ................. Charlie Eliscu

     Synopsis:

A young woman is haunted by the spirit of her twin sister who turns out

not to be what she thought she was going to be.

 

  [08] Ghost Story: HOUSE OF EVIL

       10Nov72 NBCFri

      Written by Robert Bloch

       Directed by Daryl Duke

       host     

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Melvyn Douglas ................ Grandpa Witherby

       Mildred Dunnock ............... Mrs. Rule

       Joan Hotchkis ................. Fran

       Jodie Foster .................. Judy

       Richard Mulligan .............. Tom

       Brad Savage ................... Kevin

       Alan Fudge

 Synopsis:

Jodie Foster stars as a mute girl who has telekinetic powers along with

 her evil grandfather played by Melvyn Douglas.

 

[09] Ghost Story: CRY OF THE CAT

       24Nov72 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin 

       Written by William Bast

       Directed by Arnold Laven (on film) Walter Doniger (on copyright)

       music by Billy Goldenberg and Robert Prince

       theme by Billy Goldenberg

       director of photography Emmett Bergholz

       film editor David Wages, A.S.C.

       special effects Phil Cory

       music and sound effects by Sunset Editorial

       host

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Doug McClure .................. Dan Hollis

       Lauri Peters .................. Mariah Hollis

       Mariette Hartley .............. Sheila Conway

       Jackie Cooper ................. Dumpy Doyle

       Don "Red" Barry ............... 1st cowboy

       Clint Ritchie ................. 2nd cowboy

 Synopsis: 

"It shows" that rodeo star Dan Hollis is "crazy about" his

pretty new wife, yet Dumpy Doyle, who had known the girl's stunning mother,

hopes for Dan's sake that beauty is the only thing Mariah has inherited.

When a cougar brutally attacks the bull that had thrown and trampled Dan in

the arena, Dan's stallion, and his former girl friend the cowboys suspect

that the legendary cat "Big Red" has come down out of the hills.  But could

there be any truth to Dumpy's concern and Mariah's fears that she is "possessed"?

 

  [10] Ghost Story: ELEGY FOR A VAMPIRE

       01Dec72 NBC Fri

Written by Mark Weingart & Elizabeth Walter

      Directed by Don McDougall

       host

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Hal Linden .................... David Wells

       Mike Farrell .................. Frak Simmons

       Arthur O'Connell .............. Owen Huston

       Marlyn Mason .................. Laura Benton

       John Milford .................. Detective Thorpe

       Sheila Larken ................. Marne Simmons

       Heather North ................. Dana

       Susan Foster .................. Fern

       Patricia Eltinge .............. Coed

     Synopsis:

Hal Linden plays a college professor who haunts the campus every night as a vampire.

 

[11] Ghost Story: TOUCH OF MADNESS

       08Dec72 NBC Fri

Written by Halsted Welles

       Directed by Robert Day

       host

       Sebastian Cabot 

       guest stars

       Geraldine Page ................ Aunt Hattie

       Rip Torn ...................... Uncle Jonathan

       Lynn Loring ................... Janet Walker

       Michael Bell .................. Harry Collins

       Richard Angarola .............. Gray

       Stacy Harris .................. James Dillon

       Jan Clayton ................... mother

       George Wallace ................ sheriff

     Synopsis:

A house inherited by a young woman possesses some unexpected secrets.

 

[12] Ghost Story: CREATURE(S) OF THE CANYON

       15Dec72 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Written by Del Reisman

       Directed by Walter Doniger

       host

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Angie Dickinson ............... Carol Finney

       John Ireland .................. Arthur Mundy

       Madlyn Rhue ................... Georgia Strauss

       Robert Donner ................. Ralph

       Mary Murphy ................... Maggy Mundy

     Synopsis:

   A woman is haunted by the spirit of a dead dog that eventually attacks her through her poodle.

 

[13] Ghost Story: TIME OF TERROR

       22Dec72 NBC Fri

Written by Jimmy Sangster

       Directed by Robert Day

       host

       Sebastian Cabot

       guest stars

       Patricia Neal ................. Ellen Alexander

    Craig Stevens ................. Brett

       Alice Ghostley ................ Betty Carter

       Douglas Henderson ............. George Carter

       Elliot Montgomery ............. Harry Alexander

       Robert P. Lieb ................ Drunk

       Fred Holliday ................. Desk Clerk

       Mark Tapscott ................. Security Guard

       Bruce Kimmel .................. Bell Hop

       Lynn Hamilton ................. Attendant

       Maggie Malooly ................ Nurse

       Mel Gallagher ................. Policeman

       Nelson D. Cuevas .............. Ambulance Doctor

       Tony Ballen ................... Keno Caller

       Ondine Vaughn ................. Keno Girl

       Jannis Durkan ................. Waitress

       Betty Ann Carr ................ Pool Waitress

       Dorothy Meyer ................. Woman

     Synopsis:

  Patricia Neal plays a wife who discovers that her husband has checked  out of the

 luxury hotel they are staying in.  Unfortunately, she finds out where he checked out to.

 

 Mid-season the title was changed from 'Ghost Story' to 'Circle of Fear'

 

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