Pa Ellis blames his daughter Sally following the accidental death of her brother Paul and she moves to the city but Pa relents and asks her to come home. Sally sets out to hitch-hike and is...
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Pa Ellis blames his daughter Sally following the accidental death of her brother Paul and she moves to the city but Pa relents and asks her to come home. Sally sets out to hitch-hike and is caught up in a terrible storm and killed. However, over the following years many drivers on the road where Sally perished see her ghost thumbing lifts and some pick her up though she never makes it back home. Written by
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The perennial old legend and urban myth of the vanishing hitchhiker is tackled here with good effect. After the accidental drowning death of young Paul Ellis, his angry and bitter father(played by George Mitchell) blames his daughter Sally(played by Anne Whitfield) though not her mother(played by Mary Lou Taylor), whose pleas fall on deaf ears, forcing Sally to leave home for a job at a diner in the big city. Her father does relent, and asks Sally to return home, but unfortunately, Sally is impatient to get back, abruptly quitting her job, and having no money, is forced to hitch-hike on a truck that crashes, killing them both, though Sally still tries to make it back home for years later... Familiar but stylish episode is little seen now but worth seeking out, and makes an effective double feature with 'The Death Waltz' on YouTube.
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