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"One Step Beyond" The Dark Room (1959)

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Original Air Date:
10 February 1959 (Season 1, Episode 4)
A female photojournalist on assignment in France takes an apartment and begins to work with a somewhat mysterious male model. Thngs come to a head when she has a brush with the supernatural that could well mean her death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Marcel Dalio ... Jean Gabot

Cloris Leachman ... Rita Wallace
Paul Dubov ... Detective Marsac

Ann Codee ... Madame Morel
Ivan Triesault ... Inspector

John Newland ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Tornek ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Newland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francis M. Cockrell  (as Francis Cockrell)
Merwin Gerard  creator
Lawrence B. Marcus  executive writer (as Larry Marcus)

Produced by
Merwin Gerard .... associate producer
Collier Young .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Lubin 
Cinematography by
Dale Deverman 
Film Editing by
Henry Berman 
Art Direction by
William Ferrari 
William A. Horning 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Jack Mills 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Other crew
Ivan Klapper .... special consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Merwin Gerard  creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director
Leo M. Langlois .... assistant director (39 episodes)
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Fraser .... grip (as Dennis Fraser)
Other crew
Elizabeth Wilcox .... script supervisor
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Factual errors: One of the characters is taken to a private cemetery and shown the grave of a murderer executed in 1926. At that time in France, murderers were always buried in the cemetery of the prison where they were executed.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Photographer, 13 April 2015
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Cloris Leachman plays Rita Wallace, a photographer on assignment in France who wants to find a suitable face to feature in her fashion magazine. She rents out an old house in Paris and believes that the friendly landlady has sent such a person over to her, who is a seemingly friendly but nervous older man whose behavior becomes increasingly erratic, before he tries to kill her. She escapes, but is alarmed to learn that the landlady sent no such man to her place, and the suspect resembles a deceased man who had lived in the house - and murdered his wife... Effective tale is a bit ragged but atmospheric, with fine direction and memorable setting.

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