Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 3, Episode 16

The Last Round (10 Jan. 1961)

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A prizefighter who has fallen on very hard times is visited by the ghost of a fellow boxer, who reminds him of a terrifying old legend that may well come true.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Yank Dawson
John Newland ...
Himself - Host
Felix Deebank ...
Chipper White
Wally Cassell ...
J. Stewart Taylor ...
Alfie Jones (as Stewart Taylor)
John Indrisano ...
Gordon Richards ...
Peter Fontaine ...
Willie Davis


In London professional boxer Yank Dawson is about to take on rival fighter Tiger Jones but falls prey to a superstition that anybody who sees the ghost of an old pugilist who died in the ring thirty years earlier will themselves be doomed. When the ghost seems to be in his dressing room Yank becomes very worried but his survival is down to a bizarre twist. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 January 1961 (USA)  »

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John Newland: Everything in this room could tell a hundred stories, but this boxing glove was involved in a most unusual occurrence when on September 17, 1944 that dark and heavy curtain to the world beyond our five senses - the psychic world - was lifted for a moment.
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Charles Bronson Goes One Step Beyond
4 July 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Boxing on London's East End in 1944, light heavyweight Charles Bronson (as "Yank" Dawson), feels like he's getting to old to fight. "Life is sure crummy," he says, hoping he'll return to America and open a bar. Before a major bout, Mr. Bronson receives a muscle rubdown from manager Felix Deebank (as Chipper "Whitey" White), then dozes off thinking about a ghost story stirred up by rival manager Ronald Long (as Sanderson). If you see a ghost named "Paddy", you die. Is it real, or psychological warfare? Before Bronson's next fight, he thinks he sees the legendary ghost...

**** The Last Round (1/10/61) John Newland ~ Charles Bronson, Felix Deebank, Ronald Long, Wally Cassell

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