Rex gets a strange note care of his office assistance requesting he come out to an old run down plantation house. It becomes obvious very quickly something is very wrong at the house especially when former employees turn up dead.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Arlene Howell ...
Melody Lee Mercer
...
...
Della Cavanagh (as Maggie Hayes)
...
John Cavanagh
...
Mrs. Teale
Bunny Cooper ...
Julie Cavanagh
Kelton Garwood ...
Beauregard O'Hanlon
...
Joe (as Sherman 'Scat Man' Crothers)
Roy Glenn ...
Alexander Teale
Howard McLeod ...
1st Deputy
Edit

Storyline

Rex gets a strange note care of his office assistance requesting he come out to an old run down plantation house. It becomes obvious very quickly something is very wrong at the house especially when former employees turn up dead.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strange goings on at the Grey Oaks plantation
13 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Melody Lee gets a postcard from an old friend, Julie Cavanaugh, asking for her help; it seems she's frightened about strange things happening at her home, Grey Oaks plantation. Reluctantly, Rex agrees to go with Melody Lee to the plantation. As they're departing, the street artist Beauregard O'Hanlon tells them that Grey Oaks is haunted and urges them to take along his special powder that will ward off ghosts. The plantation was once magnificent but has gone to seed. Mr. Cavanaugh gives them a cool reception and Mrs. Cavanaugh acts a bit strangely and only wants to talk about bringing back the glory days of the plantation; they only briefly see Julie. That evening the electricity goes out in a storm and Melody Lee thinks she sees an apparition. Rex observes that "We are about as welcome as fruit flies in a peach orchard." As they're leaving, Julie beckons to Melody Lee. Oddly, given her earlier desire to help her friend, Melody Lee tells Rex to ignore this and they drive away. Soon after seeing a funeral parade, they learn that Alexander Teale, a servant at Grey Oaks, had died the night they were there by falling into quicksand. Rex decides to resume investigating Grey Oaks and Alexander's death. John Hoyt as John Cavanaugh does an especially good job, but Louise Beavers also gives a noteworthy performance as Mrs. Teale. There is a fun bit at the beginning of the episode where Cal is settling in to his new office. Cal is quite the silent film buff and has hung dozens of silent screen stars' photos on the office walls. He mentions that his favorite actress is Marie Prevost - a wonderful actress who is mostly forgotten now. Another enjoyable episode.


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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?