Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 2, Episode 3

Brainwave (6 Oct. 1959)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 31 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Aboard a United States ship in Japanese waters during World War II, Captain Fielding is critically injured. A hospital corpsman must perform surgery with only the radio voice of a doctor on another ship to guide him.

Director:

Writers:

, (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related Items

Search for "Brainwave" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brainwave (06 Oct 1959)

Brainwave (06 Oct 1959) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 101 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
George Grizzard ...
Pharmacist's Mate Harris
Tod Andrews ...
Lt. Cmdr. Stacey
...
Capt. Will Fielding
...
Seaman Driscol (as Bob Osborne)
...
Capt. Clyde Madison
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Radioman
Bob Davis ...
Boats (as Bob Alabama Davis)
John Newland ...
Himself - Host
Edit

Storyline

Aboard a United States ship in Japanese waters during World War II, Captain Fielding is critically injured. A hospital corpsman must perform surgery with only the radio voice of a doctor on another ship to guide him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

There is no need for radio silence during an attack. Radio silence is to prevent your position from being given away. Once the enemy is there, there's no reason for silence anymore. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Battle of the Bottle
14 March 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Thrown in the brig for drunkenness, seaman George Grizzard (as Harris) is called upon to operate on his ship's Captain Whit Bissell (as Will Fielding), after Mr. Fielding is wounded in a World War II battle. Fielding suspects something was troubling the once dependable pharmacist's mate. "I got the shakes so bad I can't do this," Grizzard pleads. But, Tod Andrews (as Stacey) insists. In a nicely written supporting story, Mr. Grizzard is guilty about encouraging his kid brother to enlist.

The otherwise routine and predictable plot, from "Twilight Zone" writer Charles Beaumont, is noticeably well-suited to the "One Step Beyond" TV medium. Note how Grizzard's guilt mixes with alcohol and his brother's interest in religion (he wanted to be a missionary). "Brainwave" is also performed exceptionally well by Grizzard and the crew. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Bob Osborne makes a fine impression as the shell-shocked young soldier cracking during the opening battle.

****** Brainwave (10/6/59) John Newland ~ George Grizzard, Tod Andrews, Whit Bissell, Bob Osborne


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Children in the lake tanee311
97 Episode Complete Series - One Step Beyond??? dlkonikoff
Which episode are you watching now? LinkTGF
The Devil's Laughter thegalaxybeing
I recieved 'The Official 1st Season' thegalaxybeing
A single teardrop.,, Beatles264
Discuss Brainwave (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?