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

The Last Round (10 Jan. 1961)

TV Episode  |  Approved  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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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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1.33 : 1
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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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The Boxer
18 April 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Future action superstar Charles Bronson makes an early TV appearance as a professional boxer named Yank Dawson, who, in 1944 London, is preparing for a major bout with a rival boxer, but is distracted by an old superstition that if you see a long deceased boxer named Paddy you will die soon, as it is an omen of death for some reason. His manager scoffs at such tales, but Yank isn't so sure, and when he catches a glimpse of Paddy in person, becomes quite worried, threatening to cost him not only the fight, but perhaps his life... Bronson is good here, and his distinct presence is obvious, with the twist at the end coming as an abrupt surprise.

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