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Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer and Polly Marion that all would be made clear in next week's episode. Tom and Polly... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben F. Wilson ...
John Shirley (as Ben Wilson)
Neva Gerber ...
Polly Marion
Francis McDonald ...
'Red' Warren
Joseph W. Girard ...
Dr. Reynolds (as Joseph Girard)
Nigel De Brulier ...
Professor Duval
Howard Crampton ...
Capt. Cronin
Kingsley Benedict
Irene Hunt ...
Mrs. Reynolds
William Quinn ...
Emil LaRoux
L.M. Wells
Frank MacQuarrie
Frank Tokunaga
Ernest Shields
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(as Edward Gibson)
Josephine Hill
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Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer and Polly Marion that all would be made clear in next week's episode. Tom and Polly watch fascinated as the dis-embodied Hand writes (in flashback scenes, mostly.) Cronin and Professor Duvam wait in an adjoining room. The Hand writes that it (he) was a member of "The Black Seven," a psychical and scientific research group in Paris and, because other scientists considered them crazy owing to their advanced theories, they and their meetings were kept secret. Five of these men were the victims of "The Voice" (also dis-embodied) in previous chapters, the sixth was Dr. Reynolds and the seventh was Emil LaRoux. The latter, not content, with proving astral bodies could be projected, was also convinced he could recall a soul at will, providing that the body in which the soul had lived on earth was preserved by a certain ancient process. The other members were convinced that no one would ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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18 March 1917 (USA)  »

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Episode titles:
  • 1. The Oriental Death Punch.
  • 2. The Mysterious Man.
  • 3. The Spider's Web.
  • 4. The Next Victim.
  • 5. The Spectral Hand.
  • 6. The Death Warrant.
  • 7. The Marked Room.
  • 8. High Finance.
  • 9. A Stern Chase.
  • 10. The Guarded Heart.
  • 11. The Thought Machine.
  • 12. The Sign of the Thumb.
  • 13. Twixt Death and Dawn.
  • 14. The Light of Dawn.
  • 15. The Living Death.
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