CTVA US Drama - "The Sixth Sense" (Univ/ABC)(1972) starring Gary Collins

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The Sixth Sense (1972)
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


Universal City Studios, Inc./ an MCA Company
for
ABC (Saturdays 10:00pm EST)(season 1) (15Jan72-Aug72)
ABC (Saturdays 10:00pm EST)(season 2)(Sept72-30Dec72)
Syndicated re-run as part of "Night Gallery"
Produced by
Stan Shpetner 

US Occult Drama Series 1972 24 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Gary Collins as Dr. Michael Rhodes
Catherine Ferrar as Nancy Murphy (Jan-May72)

"You enter a strange room for the first time, yet you know you've been there
before. You dream about an event that happens some days later. Someone begins
to talk, and you already know what they're going to say. A coincidence? 
Maybe. But more than likely it's extrasensory perception, a sixth sense that
many scientists believe we all possess, but rarely use."

That quotation from a press release sums up the kind of stories told on this
occult series. Dr. Michael Rhodes' studies in parapsychology at a major
university took him into the uncharted waters of ESP, telepathy and other
psychic phenomena. Nancy Murphy was his research assistant during the first
few months of the shows brief history.

One of the more memorable episodes involved Dr. Rhodes communicating an
escape plan to an American prisoner of war in Vietnam, by thought
transference.

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[--] SWEET, SWEET RACHEL (90 min pilot)
02-Oct-1971
written by Anthony Lawrence
directed by Sutton Roley
director of photography James Crabe
produced by Stanley Shpetner
starring
Stefanie Powers as Rachel Stanton
Rod McCary as Paul Stanton
ALex Dreier as Dr. Lucas Darrow
Pat Hingle as Arthur Piper
Louise Latham as Lillian Piper
Steve Ihnat as Dr. Simon Tyler
Brenda Scott as Nora Piper
Chris Robinson as Carey Johnson
Richard Bull as Lt. Fisher
Mark Tapscott as Henry
John Hillerman as Medical Examiner
William Bryant as Doctor
John Alvin as Surgeon
Len Wayland as Minister


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ABC Saturdays 10:00pm EST

1.01 [--] The Sixth Sense: I DO NOT BELONG TO THE HUMAN WORLD
15-Jan-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Belinda Montgomery .... Tina Norris
Christina Crawford .... Betty Blake
Bert Freed ............ Professor Calvin Blake
Jim McMullan .......... Peter Martin
Kip Niven ............. Randy Blake
John Milford .......... Det. Sgt. Crowell

 1.02 The Sixth Sense: THE HEART THAT WOULDN'T STAY BURIED
22-Jan-1972 ABC Sat
directed by Barry Shear
Guest cast:
Jessica Walter ......... Jordana Theland
Leif Erickson .......... Dr. Philip Ford
Laraine Day ............ Marion Ford
Michael Murphy ......... David Ford
Gene Tyburn ............ Joseph Ford
Jo deWinter ............ Nurse
Synopsis:
A terrifying vision brings an ailing neurosurgeon to the attention of parapsychologist
Michael Rhodes. Cause for concern: the doctor is suffering from symptoms of the
same strange disease that killed his son. [RF]

1.03 [--] The Sixth Sense: LADY, LADY, TAKE MY LIFE
29-Jan-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Tisha Sterling ......... Annette Gordon
John Saxon ............. Dr. Harry Auden
Alf Kjellin ............ Dr. Karl Rintels
Than Wyenn ............. Dr. Abishi
James McEachin ......... Richard Blair
Walter Brooke .......... Walker
Synopsis:
Murder by telepathy, about the mysterious death of a research institute
official who opposed psychic experiments by staff scientists. [RF]

1.04 The Sixth Sense: THE HOUSE THAT CRIED MURDER
05-Feb-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Carol Lynley ........... Gail Sumner
Larry Linville ......... Roger Carver
Corinne Camacho ........ Anne Carver
Robert Yuro ............ Frank Orley
Jim Antonio ............ Tom Walker
Synopsis:
A woman is drawn to a gothic mansion .... with visions of another woman
drowning in a bathtub - and of herself drowned in a car. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Sixth Sense: THE MAN WHO DIED AT THREE AND NINE
12-Feb-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Joseph Campanella ...... Paul Crowley
Simon Scott ............ Stuart Forbes

1.06 The Sixth Sense: CAN A DEAD MAN STRIKE FROM THE GRAVE?
26-Feb-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
William Shatner ........ Edwin Danbury
Anne Archer ............ Elizabeth Danbury
Bettye Ackerman ........ Helene
Alison McKay ........... Phyllis Regan
Pam Peters ............. Stephanie
Synopsis:
Edwin Danbury is a man tormented by visions of murder. The setting is Victorian,
the killer an old man long dead and the victims a young couple in love. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Sixth Sense: WITH THIS RING, I THEE KILL!
04-Mar-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Lucie Arnaz ............ Marguerite Webster
Lee Majors ............. Clayton Ross
Will Geer .............. Reverend Jordan

1.08 The Sixth Sense: WITCH, WITCH, BURNING BRIGHT
11-Mar-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Cloris Leachman ........ Judith Eaton
Tiffany Bolling ........ Damaris Eaton
Mike Farrell ........... Dr. Gil Clarke
Dana Elcar ............. Edward Winslow
Harry Townes ........... Martin Fletcher
Kermit Murdock ......... Judge Fuller
William Wintersole ..... Howland
Synopsis:
A New Englander is convinced that her daughter is the avenging agent
of an ancestor burned at the stake. [RF]

1.09 [--] The Sixth Sense: EYE OF THE HAUNTED
18-Mar-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Mariette Hartley ....... Terry and Diana
Rudy Solari ............ Detective Woods

1.10 [--] The Sixth Sense: ECHO OF A DISTANT SCREAM
01-Apr-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Stefanie Powers ........ Paula Norris
Steve Forrest .......... Glenn Tuttle
A Martinez ............. Billy
Synopsis:
While riding her horse a night, Paula Norris has the impression that
someone is calling her. She leaves her friend and gallops tothe top of a
nearby hill. She has visions of a crazed horse attacking her. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Sixth Sense: WHISPER OF EVIL
08-Apr-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Frank Converse ......... Perry Singleton
Phillip Pine ........... Dr. Lewis
Percy Rodriguez ........ Sgt. Bruckner
Paul Stewart ........... Dr. Adamson
Henry Beckman .......... Mr. Bennington

1.12 [--] The Sixth Sense: THE SHADOW IN THE WELL
15-Apr-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Mary Ann Mobley ........ Lisa Wolf
Jeanette Nolan ......... Mrs. Wolf
Henry Silva ............ Linchou

1.13 [--] The Sixth Sense: FACE OF ICE
22-Apr-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Christine Belford ...... Anna Harris
Bradford Dillman ....... George
George Murdock ......... Victor Harris

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ABC Saturdays 10:00pm EST

2.01 [14] The Sixth Sense: COFFIN, COFFIN, IN THE SKY
(aka "Flying Sepulcher of Death")
23-Sep-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Stephen McNally ....... Bud Fielding
Barbara Babcock ....... Arlene
Ed Nelson ............. The Pilot
Sharon Gless .......... Stewardess

2.02 [15] The Sixth Sense: DEAR JOAN, WE'RE GOING TO SCARE YOU TO DEATH
30-Sep-1972 ABC Sat
written by Jonathan Stone
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Joan Crawford ........ Joan Fairchild
Lenore Kasdorf ....... Karen
Anne Lockhart ........ Diana
Martine Bartlett ..... Carrie
David Ladd ........... Paul
Scott Hylands ........ Jason
Kelly Jean Peters .... Lori
Synopsis:
Joan Fairchild is driving her car on a deserted road when a dog
appears, causing her to drive off the road. She finds her way to a nearby
house where several young people welcome her to spend the night until she
can call for help the next day. As Joan prepares for bed, the hosts
begin a strange ritual which their leader says will literally scare Joan to death! [RF]
*Note this was Joan Crawford's last performance.

2.03 [16] The Sixth Sense: WITNESS WITHIN
07-Oct-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Tippy Walker ........ Julie
June Allyson ........ Mrs. Desmond
Nan Martin .......... Dora Hallam
Michael Strong ...... Julie's dad
Synopsis:
A young woman's latent psychic abilities give her new previously
unknown knowledge and insights into the events surrounding a murder which she
happened to be a witness to when she was nothing more than an infant in
her crib. Her name is Julie and her visions may hold key answers to her
family's past and a connection to her long thought dead father. However
another man has become fearful...the man who committed the murder Julie
witnessed in her vision. She seeks the help of Dr. Michael Rhodes to
find the answer to this mystery which haunts her. [RF]

2.04 [17] The Sixth Sense: WITH AFFECTION, JACK THE RIPPER
14-Oct-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Patty Duke ......... Elizabeth
Robert Foxworth .... Adam/Jack
Percy Rodriguez .... Woody
Synopsis:
Elizabeth has been conducting a psychic experiment with the help of her
friend Adam hoping to give him the means and capability to play the
harpsichord untrained via a psychic force from the past (the 1880s
London). This she hopes will prove her theory that psychic phenomena is "so
strong it can span not only distance but time." Now that this old evil
has found a new outlet can it stopped or is it already too late? [RF]

2.05 [18] The Sixth Sense: ONCE UPON A CHILLING
28-Oct-1972 ABC Sat
written by Don Ingalls
directed by Sutton Roley
Guest cast:
Susan Strasberg ... Laura
John Hillerman .... Adrain Weems
Ruth Roman ........ Mrs. Cloister
Synopsis:
Laura is chilled at the prospect nearby—her boss Dr. Cloister has been
frozen in cryogenic animation and is housed in a special temperature
regulated chamber. Laura, while staring at a portrait of Dr. Cloister (a
man who loved and desired her but who she had refused to be with—he was
a married man after all—on the day he died), suddenly has a most
frightening vision: she is reaching for the door to the cryogenic chamber and
then as she opens it before her stands a most terrifying spectacle
eliciting from her a blood-curdling scream of fear. [RF]

2.06 [19] The Sixth Sense: THROUGH A FLAME DARKLY
04-Nov-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Sandra Dee ........ Alice Martin
John Anderson ..... The Sheriff

2.07 [20] The Sixth Sense: I DID NOT MEAN TO SLAY THEE
11-Nov-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Pamela Franklin ..... Bonnie
Michael Witney ...... Jack Charleroi
Michael Baseleon .... Dr. Vaughn
Pernell Roberts ..... Paul Pettigrew
Christine Dixon ..... Lynn Newland
Keith Rogers ........ Walter
Jason Wingreen ...... Dr. Wilbur
C. Lindsay Workman .. Felton
Lyvonne Walder ...... Miss Hines
Synopsis:
ESP comes to the aid of physicians in the case of a woman who is dying from
a mysterious liver condition. Rhodes' first impression: poison. [RF]

2.08 [21] The Sixth Sense: AND SCREAM BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
(aka "Candle, Candle Burning Bright")
25-Nov-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Paul Michael Glaser .. David Hall
Scott Glenn ....... Mark Hall

2.09 [22] The Sixth Sense: IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE
02-Dec-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Stefanie Powers ... Jean Ames
Jane Wyman ........ Ruth Ames
Synopsis:
Jean Ames moves back into a house she had lived in years earlier and
begins having visions of a murder and a body being buried in the
basement. However, no one believes her. When she has the vision again, she
realizes the body in the basement is herself ... she is seeing her future. [RF]

2.10 [23] The Sixth Sense: FIVE WIDOWS WEEPING (aka Five Women Weeping)
09-Dec-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Mary Ann Mobley ... Nancy Sutherland
Barry Sullivan .... Amos Sutherland
Ellen Weston ...... Joanna Sutherland
Hank Brandt ....... Steve Sutherland
William Jordan .... John Sutherland
Nelson Welch ...... Eames
Synopsis:
A brusque millionaire scoffs at his daughter-in-law's visions of death.
She has seen her husband in his grave---and the date on the tombstone is tomorrow's. [RF]

2.11 [24] The Sixth Sense: GALLOWS IN THE WIND
16-Dec-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
R.G. Armstrong .... Jack Preston
Meg Foster ........ Carey Evers
Virginia Gregg .... Thelma Young
Richard Hatch ..... Owen Preston

2.12 [25] The Sixth Sense: THE EYES THAT WOULDN'T DIE (last episode of the show)
23-Dec-1972 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Tom Bosley ........ Albert
Kathleen Gackle ... Kathy Turner
Percy Rodriguez ... Lt. Woods
Rudy Solari ....... Dr. Simmons

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