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Great Ghost Tales

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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GREAT GHOST TALES
NBC Thu 9:30 - 10:00

July 6 1961 to September 1961

 

Summer replacement show for  "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show"

 

Directors:

Lewis Freedman, Karl Genus, William A. Graham, Daniel Petrie, Allen Reisner, Seymour Robbie, Ron Winston

Writers:

Robert ThomJoel Carpenter, Audrey Gellen, Elliott Baker, W. F. Harvey, Phil Reisman, Gordon Russell

 

Last live dramatic series on Network TV.

 

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1.01 [--] Great Ghost Tales: WILLIAM WILSON

06-Jul-1961 NBC Thu

Written by James Lee
Directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Robert Duvall ....... William Wilson

Peter Brandon ....... Whisperer

Laurie Main ....... Sir Robert Tyne

Joanne Linville

Synopsis:

William Wilson a derelict and drifter is terrified.

His exact look-alike follows him everywhere. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Great Ghost Tales: LUCY

13-Jul-1961 NBC Thu

Written by Joel Davenport
Directed by Allen Reisner

starring

Lee Grant ...... Lucy Morrison

Kevin McCarthy ...... Jerry

Synopsis:

Lucy is playing in an amateur theatrical production and

she just hates her director. Then Lucy discovers that she

seems to possess a strange talent, she wishes that

the director would die -- and he does. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Great Ghost Tales: THE MONKEY'S PAW

20-Jul-1961 NBC Thu

Adapted by Audrey Gellen

Based on a story by W.W. Jacobs

starring

Mildred Dunnock

R.G. Armstrong

Synopsis:

A married couple are told by a friend about a magical

monkey's paw which grants the holder three wishes. The

friend has the paw and has had his three wishes, so the couple

ask him for the wish-granter. He agrees - but warns them

 that considerable danger is involved. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Great Ghost Tales: BYE BYE BABY

27-Jul-1961 NBC Thu

Written by Elliott Baker

starring

Janet Ward

Collin Wilcox

David J. Stewart

Edmon Ryan

Synopsis:

Ralph Wilson can't stand the fact that he's getting older.

He pays a visit to Dr. Valentine, a hypnotist who promises

 Ralph that if he'll follow his instructions he'll soon be

 a young man again. [RF]

 

1.05 [--] Great Ghost Tales: AUGUST HEAT

03-Aug-1961 NBC Thu

Adapted by Robert Thom
Based on the story by W.F. Harvey
Directed by Ron Winston

starring

James Broderick

Vincent Gardenia

Virginia Leith

Herbert Voland

Synopsis:

An artist idly sketches a face that he sees in his imagination.

Then one day he actually sees that face; it belongs to a man

carving a tombstone - with the artist's name on it. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Great Ghost Tales: SUMMER RENTAL

10-Aug-1961 NBC Thu

Written by Nicholas Pryor
Directed by William A. Graham

starring

Harry Millard

Cynthia Baxter

Synopsis:

A man finds more than he bargained for at a summer rental.

 

1.07 [--] Great Ghost Tales: MR. ARCULARIS

17-Aug-1961 NBC Thu

Adapted by Audrey Gellen
Based on the story by Conrad Aiken
Directed by Karl Genus

starring

Lois Nettleton

John Abbott

Roger C. Carmel
Dan Morgan

Synopsis:

Recovering from a severe operation, Mr. Arcularis feels peace

 of mind at last as he boards ship for a cruise. Then he catches

 sight of a coffin being lowered into the hold. Soon he's

 beginning to have nightmares about it.

 

1.08 [--] Great Ghost Tales: SREDNI VASHTAR

24-Aug-1961 NBC Thu

Based on a story by Sakil

starring

Richard Thomas ...... Conradin

Judith Evelyn ...... Mrs. de Ropp

Synopsis:

Sredni Vashtar, is the unusual name of an unusual pet - a ferret -

that belongs to Conradin, an orphan who lives with his

strict aunt, Mrs. de Repp. Since the boy is allowed no friends

he worships his pet and the ferret responds to his every wish,

however strange it may be. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Great Ghost Tales: A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT

31-Aug-1961 NBC Thu

Written by Douglas Taylor
Directed by Seymour Robbie

starring

Blanche Yurka

Eric Berry

Clifford David

Anne Williams

Synopsis:

Danny Walton hears the voice of a girl singing, and feels

compelled to follow the sound. In a lonely park, the owner

of the voice materializes. It's a girl who calls herself Annabelle Lee,

and who possesses the ability to disappear suddenly - like a ghost. [RF]

 

1.10. [--] Great Ghost Tales: NUMBER 13  (aka Room 13)

07-Sep-1961 NBC Thu

Written by Philip H. Reisman Jr.
Directed by Lewis Freedman

starring

William Redfield

Diana Van der Vlis

Synopsis:

A theological researcher rents a room at an ancient inn where once,

it is said, a 12th century bishop made a pact with the Devil. Soon

he's hearing weird sounds from the room next door - a room that

mysteriously changes its number. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Great Ghost Tales: THE WENDIGO

14-Sep-1961 NBC Thu

 

1.12 [--] Great Ghost Tales: WHO IS THE FAIREST ONE OF ALL?

21-Sep-1961 NBC Thu

starring

Salome Jens ....... Emily Hunter

Arthur Hill ....... Horace Kipper

Ruth White ...... Mrs. Pigott

Alvin Epstein ...... Dr. Kaplan

Synopsis:

Certainly not Emily Hunter, a prim and proper young schoolteacher.

 Yet, when she moves into lodgings and gazes into an antique mirror there,

 the reflection it throws back is a completely different version of herself.

 

* (Last episode of the series, the following week debuted Hazel starring Shirley Booth)

 

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