Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 2, Episode 9

Forked Lightning (17 Nov. 1959)

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Two men who don't know each other find that their lives are intertwined by a strange psychic connection that may end up in the deaths of both.



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Episode cast overview:
John Newland ...
Himself - Host
Ralph Nelson ...
George Chambers
Frank Maxwell ...
Alex Peters
Roberta Haynes ...
Ellen Chambers
Candy Moore ...
Carolyn Peters
Robert Williams ...
Plant Boss (as Robert B. Williams)
Logan Field ...
Plant Doctor
Frank Behrens ...
Wilson Tuttle
James Nolan
Peter Walker ...
Philip Carter


Two men who don't know each other find that their lives are intertwined by a strange psychic connection that may end up in the deaths of both.

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17 November 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Alex Peters (Frank Maxwell) goes to a bank in an unsuccessful attempt to set up a trust fund for his handicapped daughter. He later tries to rob the same bank without any attempt to disguise his identity. See more »

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A Twist of Fate
14 March 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

A "Forked Lightning" thunderstorm psychically links welder Frank Maxwell (as Alex Peters) and banker Ralph Nelson (as George Chambers). Mr. Maxwell has a minor stroke, along with having a premonition of his own death. "I'll be dead by tonight," he says. Meanwhile, Mr. Nelson's shapely wife, Roberta Haynes (as Ellen), relates a visionary nightmare wherein she sees Nelson dead on the floor of his bank. "I saw you dead," she says. Nelson agrees to stay away from the workplace. But, later, he is called there on emergency.

In her small screen debut, beautiful young Candy Moore (as Carolyn) plays widower Maxwell's crippled daughter. Later, she played Lucille Ball's pretty teenage daughter ("Chris" on "The Lucy Show"). Very charming, Ms. Moore is immediately ready for her close-up. Despite some obvious effort, with the Maxwell and Moore story being especially appealing, this episode ends up an being silly.

***** Forked Lightning (11/17/59) John Newland ~ Frank Maxwell, Ralph Nelson, Roberta Haynes, Candy Moore

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