Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 1, Episode 9

The Dead Part of the House (17 Mar. 1959)

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A young girl moves into a new house with her father and aunt, and before long, she makes friends with the ghosts of three girls who reside in an upstairs nursery -- though the adults assume that her new "friends" are her three new dolls.

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John Newland ...
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Philip Abbott ...
Paul Burton
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Aunt Minna Boswell
Mimi Gibson ...
Ann Burton
Philip Ahn ...
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Ken Drake ...
Gas Man
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A young girl moves into a new house with her father and aunt, and before long, she makes friends with the ghosts of three girls who reside in an upstairs nursery -- though the adults assume that her new "friends" are her three new dolls.

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The Dolls
13 April 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Excellent episode was the best of the season, as a man(played by Philip Abbott) moves into an old house with his sister(played by Joanna Linville) and young daughter Anne(played by Mimi Gibson). Relations are strained between him and his daughter because his wife (her mother) died, and he unjustly blames her. Anne finds solace in her bedroom with three dolls(named Jennifer, Rose, & Mary) she becomes obsessed playing with, as they become her only friends, and as it turns out, may be possessed by the spirits of three girls who died there many years ago, and want Anne to join them there permanently... Most effective ghost tale with fine cast and atmosphere, and fitting end.


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