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 Lucy Morrison (1 episode, 1961)
William Hansen
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James Hickman
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 Emily Hunter (1 episode, 1961)
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 Jerry (1 episode, 1961)
Harry Millard
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Dan Morgan
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Cynthia O'Neal
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Edmon Ryan
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Gene Saks
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David J. Stewart
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 Conradin (1 episode, 1961)
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Janet Ward
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 Mrs. Piggot (1 episode, 1961)
Ann Williams
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Blanche Yurka
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The last regularly scheduled TV series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural, many of which were adapted from stories by famous authors like Conrad Aiken and Edgar Allan Poe. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Haunting series I've never forgotten
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was but a lad of 9 years when this series was broadcast. The individual episodes were uneven in quality, but the best (including "Number 13," "The Wendigo" and "Mr. Arcularis") gave me delightful nightmares. They were live broadcasts and at their best had a stark, riveting quality. The source materials included classic stories by Poe, Algernon Blackwood and other masters of horror. In fact, I was introduced to dark fantasy literature through TV shows like this and "Thriller." It would be great if someone could issue these on DVD or video, because their subtlety would be a revelation and an object lesson for those viewers used to the overly-explicit horror of recent decades.


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