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"Thriller" Someone at the Top of the Stairs (1973)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
28 April 1973 (Season 1, Episode 3)
A young woman and her friend rent a room in an old dark mansion. Soon they become aware of the fact that the other "renters" are a very strange lot... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Donna Mills ... Chrissie

Judy Carne ... Gillian
David de Keyser ... Cartney
Francis Wallis ... Gary
Alethea Charlton ... Mrs. Oxhey
Brian McGrath ... Elgar
Peter Cellier ... Col. Wright
Clifford Parrish ... Thurston

Scott Forbes ... Mr. Patrick
Rhoda Lewis ... Emma Patrick
Alan Roberto ... Jonathan
Laura Collins ... Sally
Charles Hill ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Corbet ... Chauffeur

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Sichel (uncredited)
Writing credits
Brian Clemens (writer)

Produced by
Cecil Clarke .... executive producer
John Sichel .... producer
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
Film Editing by
Moyra Bird 
Production Design by
Anthony Waller (designer) (as Tony Waller)
Costume Design by
Dawn Evans 
Makeup Department
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist
Art Department
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Bob Woodhouse .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Mander .... camera operator
Mike Whitcutt .... camera operator
Other crew
Ron Brown .... administrator
Joan Reader .... production assistant
Jeremy van Bunnens .... floor manager

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Additional Details

70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Gillian:[at a gathering with the other tenants, drinking] We seem to have an absentee, Mr. C.
Gillian:Absentee, Mr. C.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Such a pleasure!, 19 December 2012
Author: ivegonemod from United States

I just finished watching this and I couldn't be more pleased, I'd never heard of the series before so I wasn't expecting too much, but boy did I get it! This is just the kind of program I love. You can have a creepy good time and a fashion extravaganza all in one. I would chop off my toenails for Donna Mills' wardrobe, and her friend's was top notch too. Very well acted and the house was just to die! I couldn't takes my eyes off the screen. The 1970's did most things better as far as I can tell. I'm not up on my camera lingo, so I don't know what type of film they use for this but I love it. I call it 3's-company-style, or live audience style. It makes everything feel so much more scary when it's shot with the live film.

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